: teaching authority especially of the Roman Catholic Church
Examples of magisterium in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOld catechisms used to say that there were three sources of religious authority in Catholicism: the scriptures, tradition, and the magisterium of the church.
Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 15 Sep. 2021 The new rules say the bishops' final document becomes part of his official church teaching, or magisterium — but only if the pope approves it.
Nicole Winfield, Fox News, 18 Sep. 2018 There is no evangelical magisterium, dictating the terms of excommunication and apostasy.
Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, 13 Sep. 2017
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