: cf. F. magistral
. See Magistrate
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.
Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic. [1913 Webster]
Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup. Bacon. [1913 Webster]
Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; -- opposed to officinal
, and said of prescriptions and medicines. Dunglison.