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ex cathedra

adverb or adjective ex ca·the·dra \ˌeks-kə-ˈthē-drə\

Definition of EX CATHEDRA

:  by virtue of or in the exercise of one's office or position <ex cathedra pronouncements>

Origin of EX CATHEDRA

New Latin, literally, from the chair
First Known Use: 1693

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