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Definition 1: of or relating to a magistrate - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where magisterial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • official magisterial functions

Definition 2: used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where magisterial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his distinguished bearing
  • the monarch's imposing presence
  • she reigned in magisterial beauty

Synonyms for magisterial in the sense of this definition

(magisterial is similar to ...) having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance

"her dignified demeanor" "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

Definition 3: offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where magisterial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an autocratic person
  • autocratic behavior
  • a bossy way of ordering others around
  • a rather aggressive and dominating character
  • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
  • a swaggering peremptory manner

Synonyms for magisterial in the sense of this definition

(magisterial is similar to ...) tending to domineer

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