Definitions for magisterialˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl
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mag•is•te•ri•alˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative.
a magisterial tone.
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
of or relating to a magistrate
"official magisterial functions"
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"
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"
Befitting the status or skill of a magister or master; authoritative, masterly.
Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority.
Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery.
Origin: From magisterialis, from magisterium.
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
pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery, 2