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a magisterial biography of Thomas Jefferson that has never been superseded
Recent Examples of magisterial from the Web
Since then, two other magisterial inquiries have been opened after money laundering and kickback allegations were made against Schembri by opposition Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil.
Since then, two other magisterial inquiries have been opened after opposition Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil lodged money laundering and kickback allegations against Schembri.
A magisterial inquiry of the allegations is ongoing.
None of the other memorials on the Mall, completed or proposed, has sought to be so large and magisterial, traditionally monumental even.
Spencer’s work has a magisterial quality; some of it has the feel of photographic painting.
The Polish avant-garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski (Boguslaw Linda in a magisterial performance) is the subject of Andrzej Wajda’s final film.
Magisterial as the literal lord of the manor, his Sir John Talbot dominates from the sidelines as bodies pile up every full moon in the forests within trotting distance of his estate.
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Origin and Etymology of magisterial
Late Latin magisterialis of authority, from magisterium office of a master, from magister
First Known Use: 1632See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of magisterial
MAGISTERIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magisterial for English Language Learners
: 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
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