Definitions for ex cathedraˈɛks kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ drə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex ca•the•draˈɛks kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ drə(adv.; adj.)

  1. from the seat of authority; with authority: used esp. of those papal pronouncements that are considered infallible.

    Category: Foreign Term, Religion

Origin of ex cathedra:

1810–20; < L: lit., from the throne


  1. ex cathedra(Adverb)

    With authority based on one's rank or office.

  2. ex cathedra(Adjective)

    With authority based on one's rank or office.

  3. Origin: "from the (teacher's) chair."


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