ex cathedra

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ex ca·the·dra

 (ĕks′ kə-thē′drə)
adv. & adj.
With the authority derived from one's office or position: the pope speaking ex cathedra; ex cathedra determinations.

[Latin ex cathedrā : ex, from + cathedrā, ablative of cathedra, chair.]

ex cathedra

(ɛks kəˈθiːdrə)
adj, adv
1. with authority
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church (of doctrines of faith or morals) defined by the pope as infallibly true, to be accepted by all Catholics
[Latin, literally: from the chair]

ex ca•the•dra

(ˈɛks kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ drə)
adv., adj.
from the seat of authority; with authority: used esp. of those papal pronouncements that are considered infallible.
[1810–20; < Latin: literally, from the throne]

ex cathedra

A Latin phrase meaning from the chair, used to describe an official pronouncement, especially by the Roman Catholic Pope, that is considered authoritative.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ex cathedra - with the full authority of the office; "the pope must speak ex cathedra for an encyclical to be infallible"
Translations

ex cathedra

[ekskəˈθiːdrə] ADJ & ADVex cátedra