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mag·is·te·ri·al  (mj-stîr-l)
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 magistrates official functions.

[Late Latin magisterilis, from magisterius, from Latin magister, master, teacher; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

magis·teri·al·ly adv.

magisterial  /mdstril/  adj.frml. 1 related to a magistrates power: The judge put on her black robe and did her magisterial duties. 2 haughty, arrogant magisterial

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