What does magisterial mean?

Definitions for magisterialˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl

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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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magisterial

    maj-is-tē′ri-al, adj. pertaining or suitable to a master: in the manner of a master: of the rank of a magistrate: authoritative: proud: dignified.—n. Magis′ter, master.—adv. Magistē′rially.—ns. Magistē′rialness; Magistē′rium, an authoritative statement; Mag′istery, a term in alchemy for various preparations, esp. a precipitate of bismuth: any sovereign remedy: a mandate. [L. magisteriusmagister, a master—mag, root of L. magnus, great.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magisterial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magisterial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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