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Word of the Day 08/08/18 Magisterial

Magisterial (adjective)
magisterial [maj-uh-steer-ee-uh l]


adjective
1. of, relating to, or befitting a master; authoritative; weighty; of importance or consequence: a magisterial pronouncement by the director of the board.
2. imperious; domineering: a magisterial tone of command.
3. of or befitting a magistrate or the office of a magistrate: The judge spoke with magisterial gravity.
4. of the rank of a magistrate: magisterial standing.

Can be confused
magistrate, majestic

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Origin: 1625–35; < Late Latin magisteriālis; see magisterium, -al

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