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mag·is·te·ri·al  (mj-stîr-l)
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative: a magisterial account of the history of the English language.
b. Sedately dignified in appearance or manner: "She would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty" (Harper Lee).
2. Dogmatic; overbearing: expounded on official protocol in magisterial tones.
3. Of or relating to a magistrate or a magistrate's official functions.

[Late Latin magisterilis, from magisterius, from Latin magister, master, teacher; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

magis·teri·al·ly adv.

magisterial (ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl)
1. commanding; authoritative
2. domineering; dictatorial
3. of or relating to a teacher or person of similar status
4. (Law) of or relating to a magistrate
[C17: from Late Latin magisteriālis, from magister master]
ˌmagisˈterially adv ˌmagisˈterialness n
mag•is•te•ri•al (ˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əl)

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.
[1625–35; < Late Latin magisteriālis; see magisterium, -al1]
mag`is•te′ri•al•ly, adv.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.magisterial - of or relating to a magistratemagisterial - of or relating to a magistrate; "official magisterial functions"
2.magisterial - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted powermagisterial - 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"
domineering - tending to domineer
3.magisterial - 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"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

adjective authoritative, lordly, commanding, masterful, imperious his magisterial voice and bearing
shy, humble, submissive, subservient, diffident, deferential, servile, wimpish or wimpy (informal)
magisterial [ˌmædʒɪsˈtɪərɪəl] ADJmagistral
(lit) powers, office, robeseines Friedensrichters
(= imperious)gebieterisch
magisterial [ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl] adj (frm) → di magistrato; (authoritative) → autorevole

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Of the three parts of which a government is formed, we now come to consider the judicial; and this also we shall divide in the same manner as we did the magisterial, into three parts.
The Justices were sitting in the Town Hall near at hand, and we at once went over to have me bound apprentice to Joe in the Magisterial presence.
It would be a nice thing for me to send my islanders a cruel governor with flinty bowels, who won't yield to the tears of afflicted damsels or to the prayers of wise, magisterial, ancient enchanters and sages.
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