Simple Definition of magisterial
: showing impressive knowledge about a subject
: having the confident quality of someone who expects to be obeyed by other people
: of or relating to a magistrate
Full Definition of magisterial
magisteriallyplay \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of magisterial in a sentence
He spoke with a magisterial tone.
<a magisterial biography of Thomas Jefferson that has never been superseded>
Origin and Etymology of magisterial
Late Latin magisterialis of authority, from magisterium office of a master, from magister
First Known Use: 1632
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