magisterial

  • 1 Magisterial — Mag is*te ri*al, a. [L. magisterius magisterial. See {Master}.] 1. 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 magisterial — index dogmatic, insolent, juridical, official, powerful, presumptuous, supercilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 3 magisterial — (adj.) 1630s, from M.L. magisterialis of or pertaining to the office of magistrate, director, or teacher, from L.L. magisterius having authority of a magistrate, from magister chief, director (see MASTER (Cf. master) (n.)). Related: Magisterially …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 magisterial — authoritarian, *dictatorial, dogmatic, doctrinaire, oracular Analogous words: *masterful, domineering, imperious, imperative, peremptory: directing, controlling, conducting, managing (see CONDUCT vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 magisterial — adj. Perteneciente o relativo al magisterio …

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  • 6 magisterial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very authoritative. 2) domineering; dictatorial. 3) relating to a magistrate. DERIVATIVES magisterially adverb. ORIGIN from Latin magister master …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 magisterial — [maj΄is tir′ē əl] adj. [ML magisterialis < LL magisterius < L magister, a MASTER] 1. of or suitable for a magistrate or master 2. showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert 3. authoritative; official 4. domineering;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 magisterial — adjective 1 a magisterial way of behaving or speaking shows that you think you have authority: his magisterial voice 2 a magisterial book is written by someone who has very great knowledge about a subject: his magisterial study of the First World …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 magisterial — magisterially, adv. magisterialness, n. /maj euh stear ee euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative; weighty; of importance or consequence: a magisterial pronouncement by the director of the board. 2. imperious;… …

    Universalium

  • 10 magisterial — ma|gis|te|ri|al [ˌmædʒıˈstıəriəl US ˈstır ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: magisterialis, from Latin magister; MAGISTRATE] 1.) a magisterial way of behaving or speaking shows that you think you have authority ▪ his magisterial voice… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 magisterial — [[t]mæ̱ʤɪstɪ͟əri(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone s behaviour or work as magisterial, you mean that they show great authority or ability. [FORMAL] ...his magisterial voice and bearing... The Cambridge World History of Human… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 magisterial — ► adjetivo ENSEÑANZA Del magisterio. * * * magisterial adj. De [o del] magisterio. * * * magisterial. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al magisterio. * * * ► adjetivo Relativo al magisterio …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 13 magisterial — adjective 1) a magisterial pronouncement Syn: authoritative, masterful, assured, lordly, commanding, assertive Ant: humble 2) his magisterial style of questioning Syn: domineering …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 magisterial — UK [ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl] / US [ˌmædʒɪˈstɪrɪəl] adjective 1) a) confident and expecting to be obeyed and respected by people b) a magisterial work is written by someone whose knowledge and opinions are respected 2) relating to a magistrate Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 magisterial — mag•is•te•ri•al [[t]ˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative 2) imperious; domineering: a magisterial tone[/ex] 3) of, pertaining to, or befitting a magistrate or the office or rank of a magistrate • …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 magisterial — /mædʒəsˈtɪəriəl / (say majuhs tearreeuhl) adjective 1. of, relating to, or befitting a master; authoritative: a magisterial pronouncement. 2. imperious; domineering. 3. of or befitting a magistrate or a magistrate s office. 4. of the rank of a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 magisterial — adjective Etymology: Late Latin magisterialis of authority, from magisterium office of a master, from magister Date: 1632 1. a. (1) of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a master or teacher ; authoritative (2) marked by an… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 magisterial — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority b) Having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: overbearing; d …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 magisterial — Synonyms and related words: Daedalian, U, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, accepted, adept, adroit, approved, apt, arbitrary, arch, aristocratic, arrogant, artistic, august, authentic, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, banner, bloated …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 magisterial — ma|gis|te|ri|al Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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