Definitions for magisterially

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dictatorially, autocratically, magisterially(adverb)

    in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator

    "this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues"

  2. authoritatively, magisterially(adverb)

    in an authoritative and magisterial manner

    "she spoke authoritatively"


  1. magisterially(Adverb)

    In a magisterial manner; authoritatively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magisterially(adverb)

    in a magisterial manner


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