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Is there a word to describe a group of politicians and judges? The best I came up with is "public figures" which is both too wide (there are lots of public figures which are not politicians or judges) and too long. Is there a single word grouping or describing politicians and judges?

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    it's a good question. in some contexts, "administration" – Fattie May 21 '15 at 7:56
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The most specific term I can think of that encompasses both is official, but it may not be narrow enough for your purpose.

official

noun: official; plural noun: officials

  1. a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department.
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Office holder: A person who holds a position of authority or service, especially within a government or government organization.

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That can be a magistrate, but by his ancient meaning:

In ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest government officers and possessed both judicial and executive powers.

But it's more a person with both the role of a politician and a judge than a group of those two types of people.

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If you aren't too fussy, legislators will be understood. Technically, judges administer the law rather than make it, but anyone involved knows the line is a fuzzy one, and only matters if you are discussing fine constitutional points.

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