Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With the authority derived from one's office or position: the pope speaking ex cathedra; ex cathedra determinations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. With authority based on one's rank or office.
  • adv. With authority based on one's rank or office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. in the exercise of one's office; with authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cathedra.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with the full authority of the office

Etymologies

Latin ex cathedrā : ex, from + cathedrā, ablative of cathedra, chair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin "from the (teacher's) chair." (Wiktionary)

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