Definition of magistery in English:

magistery

noun

  • 1Alchemy. A master principle of nature, free of impurities; a potent transmuting or curative quality or agency; (concrete) a substance, such as the philosopher's stone, capable of transmuting or changing the nature of other substances. Also figurative. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Chemistry. The residuum obtained by precipitation from an acid solution; a precipitate; a resinous extract. Now historical.

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin magisterium the office of a master, in post-classical Latin also denoting the philosopher's stone from magister + -ium.

Pronunciation

magistery

/ˈmadʒɪst(ə)ri/