magistery

noun mag·is·tery

Definition of magistery

plural -es
1 :a principle of nature having transmuting or curative powers :philosophers' stone
  • he that hath water turned to ashes, hath the Magistery, and the true Philosophers' stone
  • —James Howell
2 obsolete :mastership, authority
3 obsolete
b :any of various white precipitates from metallic solutions
  • a white precipitate of bismuth subnitrate was formerly known as magistery of bismuth

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Origin and Etymology of magistery

Medieval Latin magisterium, from Latin, office of a supervisor, office of tutor or guardian, instruction, from magister master


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