magisterial


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mag·is·te·ri·al

 (măj′ĭ-stîr′ē-əl)
adj.
1.
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 magisteriālis, from magisterius, from Latin magister, master, teacher; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

mag′is·te′ri·al·ly adv.

magisterial

(ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl)
adj
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)

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.
[1625–35; < Late Latin magisteriālis; see magisterium, -al1]
mag`is•te′ri•al•ly, adv.
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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"

magisterial

adjective authoritative, lordly, commanding, masterful, imperious his magisterial voice and bearing
shy, humble, submissive, subservient, diffident, deferential, servile, wimpish or wimpy (informal)

magisterial

adjective
Translations

magisterial

[ˌmædʒɪsˈtɪərɪəl] ADJmagistral

magisterial

adj
(lit) powers, office, robeseines Friedensrichters
(= imperious)gebieterisch

magisterial

[ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəl] adj (frm) → di magistrato; (authoritative) → autorevole
References in classic literature ?
But tell him, also, to set his fraternal and magisterial heart at ease: that I keep strictly within the limits of the law.
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.
In short, had it not been for his magisterial and stupendous nose, the chevalier might have been thought a trifle too dainty.
thought Porthos, casting a glance at the three hungry clerks-for the errand boy, as might be expected, was not admitted to the honors of the magisterial table.
Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.
Such was the mode in which I often began these brief dialogues; the time was always just at the conclusion of the lesson; and motioning to her to rise, I installed myself in her place, allowing her to stand deferentially at my side; for I esteemed it wise and right in her case to enforce strictly all forms ordinarily in use between master and pupil; the rather because I perceived that in proportion as my manner grew austere and magisterial, hers became easy and self-possessed--an odd contradiction, doubtless, to the ordinary effect in such cases; but so it was.
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.
It was in this magisterial attitude that he began the examination.
Seal, we have to aim at a judicious combination of the two," he added in his magisterial way to check the unbalanced enthusiasm of the women.
Dislike of the red-tied youth, born of his predatory opinions and evident intimacy with the pretty godchild, led Fischer to say, in his most sarcastic, magisterial manner: "No doubt you have found something much lower than sitting on a top hat.
Throughout his magisterial career he was interested solely in cases capable of furnishing him with something in the nature of a drama.