noun Roman Catholic Church.
the authority and power of the church to teach religious truth.
- maginot line,
- magistral line,
Origin of magisterium
1585–95; < Latin: magistery
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Examples 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
the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church
Word Origin for magisterium
C19: see magistery
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