• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Magistery A magisterial injunction.
    • Magistery (Chem) A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; -- applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions; as, magistery of bismuth.
    • Magistery Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magistery A magisterial injunction; an authoritative mandate.
    • n magistery In alchemy, a magisterium or magistral; in chem., one of various extracts or preparations, especially magisterium bismuthi, a precipitate formed when water is added to a solution of bismuth in nitric acid. See the quotations from Boyle and Boerhaave.
    • n magistery Any kind of medicine or remedial agency asserted to be of exceptional efficacy.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Magistery a term in alchemy for various preparations, esp. a precipitate of bismuth: any sovereign remedy: a mandate
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. magisterium, the office of a chief, president, director, tutor. See Magistrate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. magisterius—magister, a master—mag, root of L. magnus, great.


In literature:

Then, at length, Magnus, who was at the head of the table, moved in his place, assuming a certain magisterial attitude.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
The prisoner waived his right to a magisterial investigation, and on January 26, 1850, the Grand Jury returned a true bill.
"A Book of Remarkable Criminals" by H. B. Irving
Montesquieu, save in the great magisterial families, is antiquated for twenty years past.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
It was in this magisterial attitude that he began the examination.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
Ramsden goes solemnly back to his magisterial seat at the writing table, ignoring Tanner, and opens the proceedings.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
It is a practice comparable to the mulcting of a civil offender against magisterial laws.
"The Life of Cesare Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini
We now take San Fernando, the next most important magisterial district after Port of Spain.
"West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas" by J. J. (John Jacob) Thomas
More magisterial than ever, he began to speak with slow emphasis.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
He was glad that 'Arry had at length come, and he enjoyed assuming the magisterial attitude.
"Demos" by George Gissing
This treats of the management of Youths and Maids, and of certain magisterial functions connected therewith.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
Her whole bearing consisted of volleys of abuse, closed by magisterial interrogations.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
They were evidently magisterial persons endeavoring to quell the riot.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
Judith regarded me with a mock magisterial air, and I was put into the dock at once.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
It was magisterial in its dignity, deadly in its diction.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
He reappeared looking calm and magisterial.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
For it was evident that, despite her almost magisterial calm, she still used the woman's privilege of making her own heroes and villains.
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
His friends and intimates were from amongst his own medical brethren, or they were members of the legal and magisterial body.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Their jurisdictions coincide for the most part with the magisterial and fiscal boundaries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
Paganini himself, the most wild and singular of players, did not acquire his excellence independently of magisterial rule.
"The Violin" by George Dubourg
Nevertheless, they are careful to avoid magisterial penalties.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879" by Various

In news:

Mullen Staff Photographer Bertrand Schroeder waits before a hearing at the office of Magisterial District Judge Bonnie L Carney in Hawley on Monday.
It is unfortunate for University of Texas historian Brands ( Andrew Jackson ) that his serviceable biography of Franklin Roosevelt comes on the heels of Jean Smith's magisterial Francis Parkman Prize winner, FDR (2007).
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Gerald Sandusky sits in a car as he leaves the office of Centre County Magisterial District Judge Leslie A Dutchcot in State College, Pa.
A magisterial biography, 'Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power,' reexamines the media baron's life.
Workshop set for magisterial reapportionment.
Magisterial District Judge Bruce F Appleton was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.
Workshop set for magisterial reapportionment .
Magisterial District Judge Bruce F Appleton was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.
The following hearings took place Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
Supervisors notified homeowners to connect to the central sewer system, Magisterial District Judge Sean J Mc-Graw fined several who still have not done so.
Middleburg resident Bernadette "Bernie" Schwalm has announced her candidacy for Magisterial District Judge in Snyder County District Court 17-3-04, according to a release issued by the candidate.
He wrote in a flawless and magisterial manner on subjects from Darwin to Marx, Wagner, Berlioz, English prose, detective fiction and intellectual life.
The actress Ellen Terry, whom George Bernard Shaw loved from afar and wrote to compulsively, had a captivating walk-on role in Michael Holroyd's magisterial biography of Shaw.
Lebanon County's top judge suspended two constables charged last week for getting into an altercation in the office of a pair of magisterial district judges.
WISTERIA MAGISTERIAL The precise age of the quartet of vines winding up the facades of Nos 13, 15, and 17 West Ninth is unclear, although one resident dates hers to 1961.

In science:

Volume I contains a precise magisterial summary by Renn and Sauer of the metaprocesses that steered Einstein to his conclusion.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
The global structure and cohomology theory of p-adic analytic groups were elucidated by Michel Lazard in a magisterial paper [L], published in 1965.
Some aspects of profinite group theory