Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a magistrate; authoritative; judicial.

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Usage examples "magisterial":

  1. " I wished to see you," Sir Arthur said, in the magisterial tones which were wont to strike terror into the hearts of guilty offenders. - "Christina", L. G. Moberly.
  2. And he waved her to a magisterial- looking chair of Jacobean design, with turned legs, sandpapered and immaculate, that stood in the middle of the shop. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. However, his old- time experiences as a teacher had endowed him with angelic patience, and he was able to maintain a magisterial coolness of manner even when anger was hotly rising within him, and his whole being quivered with a sense of humiliation. - "The Fat and the Thin", Emile Zola.