Presiding Magistrate

Some articles on presiding magistrate, magistrate, magistrates:

Century Assembly - Assembly Procedure
... During criminal trials, the assembly's presiding magistrate had to give a notice (diem dicere) to the accused person on the first day of the investigation (anquisito) ... At the end of each day, the magistrate had to give another notice to the accused person (diem prodicere), which informed him of the status of the investigation ... point in time, and any session already underway could be dissolved if a magistrate "called away" (avocare) the electors ...
Senate Of The Roman Republic - Votes and The Tribune's Veto
... When it was time to call a vote, the presiding magistrate could bring up whatever proposals (in whatever order) he wished, and every vote was between a proposal and its negative ... If the Senate proposed a bill that the plebeian tribune (the magistrate who was the chief representative of the people) did not agree with, he issued a veto, which was backed by the promise to ... was transcribed into a final document by the presiding magistrate ...
Roman Senate - Senate of The Roman Republic
... passed decrees called senatus consulta, which in form constituted "advice" from the Senate to a magistrate ... Through these advices, the Senate directed the magistrates, especially the Roman Consuls (the chief magistrates) in their prosecution of military conflicts ... of the provinces, which were governed by former consuls and praetors, in that it decided which magistrate should govern which province ...
Century Assembly
... Only the Century Assembly could declare war or elect the highest-ranking Roman Magistrates "'Consuls", "Praetors" and "Censors" ... Each assembly was presided over by a single Roman Magistrate, and as such, it was the presiding magistrate who made all decisions on matters of procedure and ... Ultimately, the presiding magistrate's power over the assembly was nearly absolute ...

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    No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
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