- Rare magisterial; authoritative
- Archaic from a specific prepared prescription: said of medicines
Origin of magistralClassical Latin magistralis
- Of or relating to a magistrate; magisterial.
- Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.
- Principal; main: the magistral line of fortifications.
Origin of magistralLate Latin magistralis, belonging to a master, from Latin magister, magistr-, former chief officer of a college; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more magistral, superlative most magistral)