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Dictionary definition for: Magisterial

1. (a) of or relating to a magistrate; "official magisterial functions"

2. (s) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person" "autocratic behavior" "a bossy way of ordering others around" "a rather aggressive and dominating character" "managed the employees in an aloof magisteri

3. (s) used of a person''s appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing" "the monarch''s imposing presence" "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

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