Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A magisterial injunction; an authoritative mandate.
- n. In alchemy, a magisterium or magistral; in chem., one of various extracts or preparations, especially magisterium bismuthi, a precipitate formed when water is added to a solution of bismuth in nitric acid. See the quotations from Boyle and Boerhaave.
- n. Any kind of medicine or remedial agency asserted to be of exceptional efficacy.
- n. Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.
- n. A magisterial injunction.
- n. chemistry A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions; as, magistery of bismuth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.
- n. rare A magisterial injunction.
- n. (Chem.) A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; -- applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions.
“Grant an attraction of like to like, and the reason becomes apparent for such directions as these: "Nothing heterogeneous must be introduced into our magistery"; "Everything should be made to act on that which is like it, and then Nature will perform her duty.”
“The end of youth, brethren of private enemies, fathers and grandsires of friends, king's sons, enemies of wives, magistery of children, private enemies of brethren.”
“I passed two or three years in this manner, between music, magistery, projects, and journeys, floating incessantly from one object to another, and wishing to fix though I knew not on what, but insensibly inclining towards study.”
“Of these the white has destroyed the health of thousands; a calx, or magistery, of bismuth is supposed to be sold in the shops for this purpose; but it is either, I am informed, in part or entirely white lead or cerussa.”
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