magisterium(redirected from Magisterium and Tradition)
1. Roman Catholic Church The authority to teach religious doctrine.
2. A body of people having doctrinal authority in a church.
[Latin, the office of a teacher or other person in authority, from magister, master; see magisterial.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church
[C19: see magistery]
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mag•is•te•ri•um(ˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əm)
the authority and power of the Roman Catholic Church to teach religious truth.
[1585–95; < Latin: command, control, literally, the office of a magister master]
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