magisterial magisterial  /ˌmæ dʒɪ ˈsti ri əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to a magistrate
  2. (adj) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
  3. (adj) used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

Usage(s):

  1. His girth is so magisterial that the inevitable Falstaff comparison seems inadequate.
  2. Though he was a courtly and compassionate man, Luce also had the magisterial presence of a Koussevitzky.

News

  1. Magisterial judge candidate loses recount bid

    A recount of ballots in a magisterial district judge race has not changed the outcome of the primary
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Uniontown Herald Standard

  2. Law catches up with law library bookkeeper

    Barbara Melnyk, a bookkeeper in Montgomery County's law library, was arrested Friday on theft and related charges. She is accused of purchasing nearly  $2,600 worth of text books for family members. The suspect was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Margaret Hunsicker, who set unsecured bail at $10,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before Judge Hunsicker at 11 a.m. June 21. Montgomery ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  3. Hearing delayed for Liberty care home drug theft suspects

    By Michael DiVittorio, McKeesport Daily News A preliminary hearing has been postponed again for three people accused of taking prescription drugs from patients at Liberty Manor Personal Care Home. Glassport Magisterial ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. "They nevertheless paid the price to go against the culture of Rome and to go against the culture of even the Magisterial Reformers and say, 'We must obey the Holy Spirit of God,'" Patterson said.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Paige Patterson Source: BP News

  2. "His biography of Salisbury is magisterial and his book on Halifax, which was written while he was practically still an undergraduate, remains the standard work," says Michael Howard, retired regius professor of modern history at Oxford University.
    on Jul 25, 2009 By: Michael Howard Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "This," the Pope explains, "is not a question of purely individual morality: Humanae Vitae indicates the strong links between life ethics and social ethics, ushering in a new area of magisterial teaching that has gradually been articulated in a...
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Pope Paul VI Source: Catholic News Agency

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