Origin of magistral
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If I discover the magistral force, I shall be able to create.The Alkahest
Honore de Balzac
In the quartet, his magistral work, the Hebraic element is only one of several.Musical Portraits
The doctoral and magistral canonries alluded to by Philip afforded a special grievance.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,
Henry Charles Lea
And in Les Deux Sœurs the effects of labour entirely vanish, and he once more paints with magistral unconcern.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
His descriptions have the magistral ampleness of a gesture indicating the sweep of a vast horizon.Notes on Life and Letters
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a master
- pharmacol obsolete made up according to a special prescriptionCompare officinal
- fortifications determining the location of other fortificationsthe magistral line
- a fortification in a determining position
C16: from Latin magistrālis concerning a master, from magister master
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Word Origin and History for magistral
1570s, from Latin magistralis "of a master," from magister "chief, director" (see master (n.)).
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- Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.
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