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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


advmajestätisch, gebieterisch; Johnson waves his hand magisteriallyJohnson winkt majestätisch
References in classic literature ?
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.
Working my elbows like oars to get through the crowd, I pass through the gate of the medieval wall that rings the city and spot the Viking Delling docked magisterially on the Rhone.
In a few words, Caputo magisterially captured the strength of the Afghan soldier, able to fight with the most primitive weapons against the greatest empires on earth.
But Popeye is not the film's titular character for nothing (the director notes that the actual title is a riff on the way Thais pronounce the name) and watching the elephant work the room, so speak, interacting magisterially with all and sundry, is always a treat.
He twitches and tilts his head at me, before stretching his neck magisterially towards the floor, the thousands of individually hand-glued feathers covering his mechanised body as malleable and shimmering as iridescent rainbow streaks in an oily puddle.
Chapter fourteen is on target in seeking pre-Islamic antecedents for Khurrami beliefs and magisterially demonstrates that, despite attempts to typecast them, the Khurramiyya combined a wide range of religio-social ideas from antique and medieval times and from the Jewish, Christian, Manichaean, Zoroastrian, and even Buddhist communities with Muslim tenets and practices.
Most contemporary philosophers seem oblivious of that accomplishment, and take no note of the premodern philosophers and theologians who have magisterially addressed the issues presently consuming the liberal's attention.
In what sense is the "ecumenical ordo" ecumenical if so many individuals and communities in globalized World Christianity do not practice its magisterially approved rites?
Given Angelou's commitment "to deconstructing traditional forms of autobiographical texts" (111), and seeing the necessary connection of the material aspect of food preparation and consumption to collectivity, Stamant magisterially locates in Angelou's Hallelujah
Her fortitude served magisterially during the final three years of Max's life.