What does the word magisterial mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a magistrate; authoritative; judicial.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Emile Zola