magisterium

[maj-uh-steer-ee-uh m]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.

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

Nearby words

  1. magilp,
  2. magindanao,
  3. maginot,
  4. maginot line,
  5. magisterial,
  6. magistery,
  7. magistracy,
  8. magistral,
  9. magistral line,
  10. magistrate

Origin of magisterium

1585–95; < Latin: magistery

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British Dictionary definitions for magisterium

magisterium

noun

the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church

Word Origin for magisterium

C19: see magistery

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