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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.
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Adv.1.magisterially - in an overbearingly domineering mannermagisterially - in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator; "this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues"
2.magisterially - in an authoritative and magisterial manner; "she spoke authoritatively"
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advmajestätisch, gebieterisch; Johnson waves his hand magisteriallyJohnson winkt majestätisch
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Jaggers standing magisterially before the fire and taking no share in the proceedings, Mike's eye happened to twinkle with a tear.
There was plausible ground for each of these conjectures; but it must not be concealed that more than one elderly gentleman, the victim of good cheer and slothful habits, magisterially pronounced the secret of the whole matter to be Dyspepsia!
Garth, magisterially, conscious of having done her own.
Laya, photographer Geremy Pintolo and I agree to recreate the Valino family portrait: with books ensconced in shelves, light delicately reflected on the wooden floors, a window opening into a garden of leafy delights, the man in barong regarding the viewer magisterially a constellation of curios behind him.
Idris Elba looks magisterially bored as cyborg villain Brixton -- I suspect he'd make an even glummer 007 than Daniel Craig -- though he does get to say "Genocide, schmenocide".
Sorley replied magisterially: "I cannot see what the Nazis would give Scotland when they give Vichy to France, Franco to Spain and Quisling to Norway.
Akande had magisterially announced the removal of subjects like History, Social Studies, Government and the like from the curriculum of schools, basing this decision on what he called their barrenness as tools for societal growth and the fact that graduates of these courses had hiked the army of unemployed in society.
Simone Young magisterially led the Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera.
The January 2008 column started magisterially: 'Civic duty in our time, I submit, consists mainly of three tasks.
He asserts that, while their films may seem to be wildly different, "nothing in the brothers' vise-tight, magisterially engineered movies could be happening by accident." And so, from 1987's Raising Arizona to 1996's Fargo to 2013's Inside Llewyn Davis, et al., Nayman sets out to identify "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." Readers can follow along on this quest, or they can flip around and dive into specific movies, read interviews with Coen collaborators or page through the photos and illustrations.
Who facilitates the act of bearing literature across continents, or, who magisterially translates and who or what is haplessly translated?
Charismatic Jude Owusu gives an awesome performance in the title role as he magisterially ranges through the gamut of emotions.