magisterial


magisterial
magisterially, adv.magisterialness, n.
/maj'euh stear"ee euhl/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative; weighty; of importance or consequence: a magisterial pronouncement by the director of the board.
2. imperious; domineering: a magisterial tone of command.
3. of or befitting a magistrate or the office of a magistrate: The judge spoke with magisterial gravity.
4. of the rank of a magistrate: magisterial standing.
[1625-35; < LL magisterialis; see MAGISTERIUM, -AL1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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