Magisterial

Definition of Magisterial

Mag`is`te´ri`al
a.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.(Alchem. & Old Chem.) Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery, 2.

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