Magisterium meaning

măjĭ-stîrē-əm
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.
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(roman catholic church) The authority to teach religious doctrine.
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A body of people having doctrinal authority in a church.
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The teaching office or authority of the Roman Catholic Church.
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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").

    From Wiktionary