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Meaning of magisterial

mag•is•te•ri•al

Pronunciation: (maj"u-stēr'ē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or befitting a master; authoritative; weighty; of importance or consequence: a magisterial pronouncement by the director of the board.
  2. imperious; domineering: a magisterial tone of command.
  3. of or befitting a magistrate or the office of a magistrate: The judge spoke with magisterial gravity.
  4. of the rank of a magistrate: magisterial standing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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