magistery

[ maj-uh-ster-ee, -stuh-ree ]
/ ˈmædʒ əˌstɛr i, -stə ri /
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noun, plural mag·is·ter·ies.

an agency or substance, as in alchemy, to which faculties of healing, transformation, etc., are ascribed.
Obsolete. mastership.

Nearby words

  1. magindanao,
  2. maginot,
  3. maginot line,
  4. magisterial,
  5. magisterium,
  6. magistracy,
  7. magistral,
  8. magistral line,
  9. magistrate,
  10. magistrate's court

Origin of magistery

1490–1500; < Latin magisterium, equivalent to magister master + -ium -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for magistery

magistery

/ (ˈmædʒɪstərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -teries alchemy

an agency or substance, such as the philosopher's stone, believed to transmute other substances
any substance capable of healing

Word Origin for magistery

C16: from Medieval Latin magisterium, from Latin: mastery, from magister master

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