1- Whenever an authority figure appears in a dream, it is very often harking back to our relationship with our father, with the need to be told what to do, or perhaps to have somebody who is more powerful than we are take control within our lives. Since a magistrate imposes the laws of society, it is also to do with our willingness to submit to authority on behalf” of the Greater Good. Throughout life, we learn to belong to groups and to act in a way that is more in keeping with the needs of those groups.
2- Authority figures are part of our make up. It may well be that part of our being knows best what we should be doing, and our conscious, everyday working self is not operating in keeping with that inner authority.
3- Spiritual authority coupled with spiritual knowledge is often represented by a dream of a magistrate. It signifies the dreamer can be susceptible to both.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Material aspects: There are times when we need to be told what to do, or perhaps to have somebody who is more powerful than we are take control within our lives.
A magistrate in everyday life imposes the laws of society for the good of the community in which we live.
A judgement must be made as to what is for the good of all. In dreams, this figure will perform the same function, generally guiding us towards more acceptable behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile