Magistral line
Magistral Mag"is*tral, a. [L. magistralis: cf. F. magistral. See {Magistrate}.] 1. Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic. [1913 Webster]

2. Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup. ``Some magistral opiate.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Pharmacy) Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; -- opposed to {officinal}, and said of prescriptions and medicines. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Magistral line} (Fort.), the guiding line, or outline, by which the form of the work is determined. It is usually the crest line of the parapet in fieldworks, or the top line of the escarp in permanent fortifications. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • magistral line — Fort. the line from which the position of the other lines of fieldworks is determined. [1850 55] * * * magistral line, the principal line of a military defense, from which the position of all other lines is determined …   Useful english dictionary

  • magistral line — Fort. the line from which the position of the other lines of fieldworks is determined. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • magistral line — /ˈmædʒəstrəl laɪn/ (say majuhstruhl luyn) noun the line from which the position of the other lines of fieldworks is determined …   Australian English dictionary

  • Magistral — Mag is*tral, a. [L. magistralis: cf. F. magistral. See {Magistrate}.] 1. Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic. [1913 Webster] 2. Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magistral — Mag is*tral, n. 1. (Med.) A sovereign medicine or remedy. [Obs.] Burton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fort.) A magistral line. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metal.) Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magistral — 1. adjective a) Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic. b) Commanded or prescribed by a magister, especially by a doctor; hence, effectual; …   Wiktionary

  • magistral — magistrality, n. magistrally, magistratically /maj euh strat ik lee/, adv. /maj euh streuhl/, adj. 1. Pharm. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion, as a remedy. Cf. officinal (def. 1). 2. Fort. principal; main. 3. magisterial (def. 1) …   Universalium

  • magistral — /ˈmædʒəstrəl/ (say majuhstruhl) adjective 1. Pharmaceutical prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion, as a remedy. Compare officinal (def. 1). 2. Fortifications principal. 3. Rare magisterial. –noun 4. → magistral line. {Latin magistrālis …   Australian English dictionary

  • mag´is|tral|ly — mag|is|tral «MAJ uh struhl, muh JIHS truhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. Pharmacy. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion: »a magistral prescription. 2. of or like a magistral line; principal: »The principal or magistral gallery runs all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mag|is|tral — «MAJ uh struhl, muh JIHS truhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. Pharmacy. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion: »a magistral prescription. 2. of or like a magistral line; principal: »The principal or magistral gallery runs all round the… …   Useful english dictionary

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