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noun as in chair

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noun as in throne

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The one thing apparently impossible to him was to speak ex cathedra from heights of scientific erudition and attainment.

Their opinions are given with an ex cathedra air that seems to exclude any appeal against them.

The rationalistic philosophy of the Spanish Jews was there proclaimed ex cathedra.

The pope when teaching ex cathedra acts as head of the whole episcopal body and of the whole Church.

But when does the pope speak ex cathedra, and how is it to be distinguished when he is exercising his infallibility?


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cathedra, such as: armchair, bench, recliner, rocker, and sling.

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