magist-, master- +

(Latin: magister, chief, head, leader; from Latin magnus, "great")

A.M., M.A.; Artium Magister
Master of Arts.

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.

Artium Magister
Master of Arts.

Abbreviated A.M. or M.A. This is another university degree that is usually achieved after the A.B. or B.A. degree.

1. Showing great dignity and authority.
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
1. In an authoritative manner.
2. In an overbearingly domineering manner; such as, a dictator.
3. Marked by an overbearingly dignified or assured manner or aspect.
1. The position or function of a magistrate.
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.
1. A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice.
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.
1. A murderer of one’s master or teacher.
2, Causing the death of a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
1. Someone who has control over another or others.
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".
Dominion; rule; command.
1. Having or revealing supreme mastery or skill.
2. Demonstrating exceptional skill or ability.
3. Showing the ability or tendency to lead others.
4. Fit to command.
1. In a domineering and masterful manner.
2. In a skillfully masterful manner; with the skill of a master.
1. Destitute of a master or owner.
2. Ungoverned or ungovernable.
1. Having or revealing supreme mastery or skill.
2. Demonstrating outstanding skill.
3. Having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master.
mastermind (s) (noun), masterminds (pl)
A very intelligent person; especially, someone who plans and directs complex or complicated projects: "Brent Kent was the mastermind of a successful business."
mastermind (verb), masterminds; masterminded; masterminding
To plan, to direct, or to supervise some kind of activity or a project: Jason is still masterminding an electronic method that will alert teachers whenever students use an illegal method to access their cell phones to get answers for test questions.
To plan and to direct activities skillfully.
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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; poten-; regi-; tyran-.