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magisterium

[maj-uh-steer-ee-uh m] /ˌmædʒ əˈstɪər i əm/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
the authority and power of the church to teach religious truth.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin: magistery
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magisterium

/ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm/
noun
1.
the teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church
Word Origin
C19: see magistery
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