Definition of “ex cathedra” - English Dictionary

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“ex cathedra” in British English

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ex cathedraadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˌeks kəˈθiː.drə/ us /ˌeks kəˈθiː.drə/ formal

Examples from literature

  • I said, 'A Bishop's lightest word ex cathedra is heavy. 
  • Is there another judge of morals than the Pope speaking ex cathedra, as I always did? 

(Definition of “ex cathedra” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)