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ex cathedra

Latin, literally "from the (teacher's) chair," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + cathedra (see cathedral).

updated on August 31, 2010

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Definitions of ex cathedra from WordNet

ex cathedra (adv.)
with the full authority of the office;
the pope must speak ex cathedra for an encyclical to be infallible
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