Magisterial definition

măjĭ-stîrē-əl
Dogmatic; overbearing.

Expounded on official protocol in magisterial tones.

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Of or relating to a magistrate or a magistrate's official functions.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative.

A magisterial account of the history of the English language.

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Sedately dignified in appearance or manner.
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Of or suitable for a magistrate or master.
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Showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert.
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Authoritative; official.
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Domineering; pompous.
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Befitting the status or skill of a magister or master; authoritative, masterly.
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Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority.
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Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery.
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Origin of magisterial

  • Late Latin magisteriālis from magisterius from Latin magister master, teacher meg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin magisterialis, from Latin magisterium.

    From Wiktionary