Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Master; sir: -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.
  • n. The possessor of a master's degree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Master; sir; -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Master; sir: an appellation given in the middle ages to persons of scientific or literary distinction, equivalent to the modern title of doctor.

Etymologies

From Latin magister ("a master, chief, head, superior, director, teacher, etc."), from magis ("more or great") + -ter. (Wiktionary)

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