He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
Called “The Sword and Sovereignty,” it is a magisterial work running to more than 2,000 pages.
Old Lecamus maintained his paternal and magisterial dignity; he observed his son and said little.
"Then I am more learned than they are," said l'Encuerado, with a magisterial air.
Yet it is evident we need something more than magisterial sanction for the interference of the police.
A magisterial study it was, which not one of our "young masters" could paint.
No magisterial charge for him who has not served in the ranks of the army.
Such was the man entrusted with more than magisterial power.
Whether through inertia or policy, magisterial authority moved neither hand nor foot.
"Let the recognizances be estreated," was the magisterial comment.
1630s, from Medieval Latin magisterialis "of or pertaining to the office of magistrate, director, or teacher," from Late Latin magisterius "having authority of a magistrate," from magister "chief, director" (see master (n.)). Related: Magisterially.