Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A magisterial injunction; an authoritative mandate.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Any kind of medicine or remedial agency asserted to be of exceptional efficacy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.
  • noun rare A magisterial injunction.
  • noun (Chem.) A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; -- applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.
  • noun A magisterial injunction.
  • noun chemistry A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions; as, magistery of bismuth.

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Examples

  • 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 Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

  • 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.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • 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.

    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • 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.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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