[ 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
Words nearby magisterium
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Example sentences from the Web for magisterium
It is really against it that the magisterium of the Church is exercised.Science and Morals and Other Essays|Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
British Dictionary definitions for magisterium
/ (ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm) /
the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church
Word Origin for magisterium
C19: see magistery
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