used in Middlemarch
only 1 use
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in various senses, including:
- appearance or behavior that fits an important person — as in "She has a magisterial manner."
- of something written in a comprehensive manner by a respected authority — as in "a magisterial account of The Great Depression"
- relating to a government authority (or specifically to a magistrate who can administer the law) — as in "It is within her magisterial district."
- offensively self-assured or given to exercising unwarranted power — as in "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"
There are no more uses of "magisterial" in Middlemarch.