Definition of Magisterial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a magistrate. "Official magisterial functions"

Partainyms: Magistrate
Derivative terms: Magistrate



2. Adjective. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power. "A swaggering peremptory manner"
Exact synonyms: Autocratic, Bossy, Dominating, High-and-mighty, Peremptory
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: Boss

3. Adjective. Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person. "She reigned in magisterial beauty"
Exact synonyms: Distinguished, Grand, Imposing
Similar to: Dignified
Derivative terms: Grandness

Definition of Magisterial

1. a. Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority; having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: Overbearing; dictatorial; dogmatic.

Definition of Magisterial

1. Adjective. Befitting the status or skill of a magister or master; authoritative, masterly. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Magisterial

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Medical Definition of Magisterial

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority; having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: Overbearing; dictatorial; dogmatic. "When magisterial duties from his home Her father called." (Glover) "We are not magisterial in opinions, nor, dictator-like, obtrude our notions on any man." (Sir T. Browne) "Pretenses go a great way with men that take fair words and magisterial looks for current payment." (L'Estrange) 2. Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery. Synonym: Authoritative, stately, august, pompous, dignified, lofty, commanding, imperious, lordly, proud, haughty, domineering, despotic, dogmatical, arrogant. Magisterial, Dogmatical, Arrogant. One who is magisterial assumes the air of a master toward his pupils; one who is dogmatical lays down his positions in a tone of authority or dictation; one who is arrogant in sults others by an undue assumption of superiority. Those who have long been teachers sometimes acquire, unconsciously, a manner which borders too much on the magisterial, and may be unjustly construed as dogmatical, or even arrogant. Origin: L. Magisterius magisterial. See Master. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Magisterial

magicks
magiclike
magico-
magics
magics up
magid
magilp
magilps
magique
magiric
magirists
magirology
magism
magisms
magister
magisterial (current term)
magisteriality
magisterially
magisterialness
magisterium
magisteriums
magisters
magistery
magistracies
magistracy
magistral
magistrality
magistrally
magistrals
magistrand

Literary usage of Magisterial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"The STATELY and POMPOUS are most nearly allied to the magisterial ; the AUGUST ... magisterial respects the authority which is assumed; stately regards the ..."

2. A Handy Book of the Game and Fishery Laws: All the Acts in Force as to Game by George Colwell Oke, Great Britain (1861)
"1 very thick vol. 8vo. 44s. cloth. Tlds Edition includes the Statutes and Decisions to the present lime. OKE'S magisterial ..."

3. A Handy Book for the Common Law Judges' Chambers by George Hewlings Parkinson (1861)
"The magisterial SYNOPSIS : a Practical Guide for Magistrates, ... By GEORGE C. OKE, Assistant Clerk to the Lord Mayor of London, Author of "The magisterial ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... 10 magisterial and 22 civil and revenue courts, with 7 covenanted English officers; in 1870, the number of officers was 8, and there were 16 magisterial ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"729), entitled "An act to provide for the issuing of county bonds for permanent road or bridge improvements in the magisterial districts of the counties of ..."

6. A Statistical Account of Assam by William Wilson Hunter (1879)
"In 1850 there were altogether seventeen magisterial, civil, ... in 1860 there were ten magisterial, and seven civil and revenue courts; in 1870, ..."

7. Acts Passed at the ... Session of the General Assembly for the Commonwealth by Kentucky (1878)
"AN ACT to amend the several nets heretofore passed in relation to the Jamestown magisterial district, in Campbell county, approved, respectively, ..."

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