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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.]
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ex cathedra(ɛks kəˈθiːdrə)
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]
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ex ca•the•dra(ˈɛks kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ drə)
from the seat of authority; with authority: used esp. of those papal pronouncements that are considered infallible.
[1810–20; < Latin: literally, from the throne]
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A Latin phrase meaning from the chair, used to describe an official pronouncement, especially by the Roman Catholic Pope, that is considered authoritative.
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|Adv.||1.||ex cathedra - with the full authority of the office; "the pope must speak ex cathedra for an encyclical to be infallible"|
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ex cathedra[ekskəˈθiːdrə] ADJ & ADV → ex cátedra
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