magisterium

[ maj-uh-steer-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əm /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

the authority and power of the church to teach religious truth.

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Origin of magisterium

1585–95; <Latin: magistery
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British Dictionary definitions for magisterium

magisterium
/ (ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm) /

noun

the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church

Word Origin for magisterium

C19: see magistery
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