The authority, office, and power to teach true doctrine by divine guidance, held by the Roman Catholic Church to have been given to itself alone by divine commission; also, the doctrine so taught.
Webster's New World
A body of people having doctrinal authority in a church.
Other Word Forms of Magisterium
Origin of Magisterium
Latin the office of a teacher or other person in authority from magister master magisterial
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin magisterium (“office of a president, chief; magisterium"), from magister (“master").
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