ex cathedra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ex cathedrā (from the (teacher's) chair).

Prepositional phrase[edit]

ex cathedra

  1. With authority based on one's rank or office.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ex cathedra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛksˈka.te.dra/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

ex cathedra

  1. (Roman Catholicism) with the infallible authority of the Pope
  2. (figuratively) with authority, especially one that accepts no objection

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