Of or regarding a master; including befits a master; authoritative; for this reason, lofty; conceited; imperious; domineering.
Of or owned by a magistrate or his workplace; associated with position of a magistrate.
In chem., pertaining to magistery.
Synonyms Authoritative, Magisterial, Dogmatic, Arrogant, Domineering, Imperious, Dictatorial, Peremptory, formal, grand, haughty, lordly, oracular. Authoritative is rarely utilized in a bad good sense. Magisterial, into the feeling of having the manner of a master or magistrate, typically suggests the overdoing of that fashion: as, magisterial pomp and gravity. Dogmatic reaches significantly deeper to the character; the dogmatic guy insists strenuously upon the correctness of his own views, and, being incapable of see how other individuals can fail to think with him, dictatorially presses upon them his viewpoints as true without argument, as he tends also to blame and overbear people who venture to convey dissent. (See confident.) Conceited implies the assumption of more than due expert from an overestimate of one's relevance. (See arrogance.) Domineering, imperious, and dictatorial apply to the assertion of one's own will over those of other people within the make an effort to rule. Domineering indicates unfitness or not enough authority to rule, with an insulting, hectoring, or bullying way. Imperious includes most of the real energy of the will, suggesting a lofty or lordly determination become obeyed. Dictatorial implies, from the one hand, a disposition to rule, and, on the other side, a-sharp insistence upon having a person's orders accepted or completed. Peremptory shuts off discussion: a peremptory demand or denial is the one that must definitely be obeyed or accepted into letter and without discussion; it is positive, absolute, and often immediate.