noun, plural ca·the·drae [kuh-thee-dree, kath-i-dree]. /kəˈθi dri, ˈkæθ ɪˌdri/.
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The one thing apparently impossible to him was to speak ex cathedra from heights of scientific erudition and attainment.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
Their opinions are given with an ex cathedra air that seems to exclude any appeal against them.Rambles in Womanland|Max O'Rell
The rationalistic philosophy of the Spanish Jews was there proclaimed ex cathedra.Jewish History|S. M. Dubnow
The pope when teaching ex cathedra acts as head of the whole episcopal body and of the whole Church.
But when does the pope speak ex cathedra, and how is it to be distinguished when he is exercising his infallibility?