- an agency or substance, as in alchemy, to which faculties of healing, transformation, etc., are ascribed.
- Obsolete. mastership.
Origin of magistery
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He answered, 'Their writings are only to be understood by the adepts, without whom no student can prepare this magistery.
- an agency or substance, such as the philosopher's stone, believed to transmute other substances
- any substance capable of healing
C16: from Medieval Latin magisterium, from Latin: mastery, from magister master
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