1. [ adjective ] offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
Synonyms: peremptory bossy high-and-mighty dominating autocratic

"an autocratic person" "autocratic behavior" "a bossy way of ordering others around" "a rather aggressive and dominating character" "a swaggering peremptory manner"

Related terms: domineering
2. [ adjective ] of or relating to a magistrate

"official magisterial functions"

Related terms: judge
3. [ adjective ] used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
Synonyms: distinguished imposing

"his distinguished bearing" "the monarch's imposing presence" "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

Related terms: dignified
Similar spelling:   magisterially