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. It is still used in Latin forms of various degrees. (See below.) In the early church it was given as a title to bishops and presbyters, in distinction from
ministersor members of the lower orders.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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 Latin magister ("a master, chief, head, superior, director, teacher, etc."), from magis ("more or great") + -ter. (Wiktionary)
“I've had an e mail ex meus Latin magister of quadraginta annus abhinc quisnam had offendo in meus blog qua EGO had memoratus suus nomen in obduco.”
“The head of the monastic school was called magister scholœ, capiscola, proscholus, etc.”
“In other institutions, the official in charge was known as magister, provisor, or rector, this last title being given in Germany to the superior in case he was a priest, while in Italy he was called spedalingo.”
“Luther refers here to the Sentences of Petrus Lombardus, the so-called magister sententiarum, which formed the basis of all dogmatic interpretation from about the middle of the twelfth century down to the Reformation.”
“This is because "magister" and "doctor" meant the same thing in the middle ages.”
“Mr Bolton, the organiser of "magister" of the OLHP, said in complaint to the council that his organisation and himself had been linked, by clear implication with paedophiles operating in Christchurch.”
“To Regin, she said, You told me to kill the magister after you got vivisected.”
“From behind his desk, the magister demanded, “Contain what?””
“The magister was fighting his way through the ward, somehow fending off waves of creatures.”
“That earned a double take from the unbalanced magister.”
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