magisterium

magisterium

[maj-uh-steer-ee-uhm]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
the authority and power of the church to teach religious truth.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin: magistery

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magisterium (ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm)
 
n
the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church
 
[C19: see magistery]

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