magist-, master- +
(Latin: magister, chief, head, leader; from Latin magnus, "great")
A university or college degree which is received after an additional year of successful graduate work after the A.B. or B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree.
Abbreviated A.M. or M.A. This is another university degree that is usually achieved after the A.B. or B.A. degree.
2. Behaving in an overbearing or dictatorial way.
3. Referring to, or relating to, a magistrate or a magistrate's official functions.
4. Produced by or characteristic of a teacher, scholar, or expert.
5. Relating to or characteristic of a magistrate
2. In an overbearingly domineering manner; such as, a dictator.
3. Marked by an overbearingly dignified or assured manner or aspect.
2. The term of office of a magistrate.
3. The district over which a magistrate has the power and authority to administer justice.
4. Magistrates considered as a group.
2. A judge in a lower court whose jurisdiction is limited to the trial of misdemeanors and the conduct of preliminary hearings on more serious charges.
3. A minor law officer or member of a local judiciary with extremely limited powers; such as, a justice of the peace having administrative and limited judicial authority or who deals with traffic violations.
2, Causing the death of a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
2. The owner, or keeper, of an animal, or in the past, the owner of a slave (or slaves).
3. Anyone who has control over, or ownership, of something; such as, the master of a big cotton plantation.
4. The captain of a merchant ship; also, called a "master mariner".
5. The man who serves as the head of a household.
6. Someone who defeats another; a victor.
7. A male teacher, schoolmaster, or tutor.
8. An artist or performer of great and exemplary skill.
9. A worker qualified to teach apprentices and carry on a skill, or craft, on their own.
10. An expert; such as, a master of three languages.
11. An original; such as, an original document or audio recording, from which copies can be made.
12. Etymology: from Old English mægester, "someone having control or authority"; from Latin magister, "chief, head, director, teacher"; influenced in Middle English by Old French maistre; from Latin magister, from magis, "more", from magnus, "great".
2. Demonstrating exceptional skill or ability.
3. Showing the ability or tendency to lead others.
4. Fit to command.
2. In a skillfully masterful manner; with the skill of a master.
2. Ungoverned or ungovernable.
2. Demonstrating outstanding skill.
3. Having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master.