Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 07/12/19 Ex Cathedra

Ex Cathedra (adjective, adverb)
ex cathedra [ eks kuh-thee-druh, kath-i-druh ]


adjective, adverb
1. from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible.

RELATED WORDS
precise, authoritative, definite, fitting, valid, proper, formal, conclusive, assertive, pragmatic, categorical, reasoned, real, positive, okay, cathedral, true, accredited, approved, authentic

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Origin: First recorded in 1810–20, ex cathedra is from the Latin word ex cathedrā literally, from the chair

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EX CATHEDRA
I am tired of your ex-cathedra statements and your self-sufficiency.'
POSSESSED|CLEVELAND MOFFETT

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