Definitions for magisterialˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•is•te•ri•alˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative.

  2. imperious; domineering:

    a magisterial tone.

  3. of, pertaining to, or befitting a magistrate or the office or rank of a magistrate.

Origin of magisterial:

1625–35; < LL magisteriālis; see magisterium, -al1

mag`is•te′ri•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magisterial(adj)

    of or relating to a magistrate

    "official magisterial functions"

  2. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory(adj)

    offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

  3. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial(adj)

    used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

Wiktionary

  1. magisterial(Adjective)

    Befitting the status or skill of a magister or master; authoritative, masterly.

  2. magisterial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority.

  3. magisterial(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery.

  4. Origin: From magisterialis, from magisterium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magisterial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority; having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: Overbearing; dictatorial; dogmatic

  2. Magisterial(adj)

    pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery, 2

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