adj (fml 文)
1 having or showing authority 有权威的; 表现出权威的
*a magisterial manner, statement, pronouncement 权威性的态度、说法、声明.
2 of or conducted by a magistrate 地方法官的; 地方法官办的
*magisterial decisions, proceedings 地方法官的决定、诉讼程序.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: Late Latin;Origin: magisterialis, from Latin magister; MAGISTRATE]
a magisterial way of behaving or speaking shows that you think you have authority
his magisterial voice
a magisterial book is written by someone who has very great knowledge about a subject
his magisterial study of the First World War
[only before noun]
connected with or done by a magistrate