Mastery

Mas"ter*y

(?), n.;
pl. Masteries (#).
[OF. maistrie.]
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1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.
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If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preminence.
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The voice of them that shout for mastery.
Ex. xxxii. 18.
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Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.
1 Cor. ix. 25.
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O, but to have gulled him
Had been a mastery.
B. Jonson.
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3. Contest for superiority. [Obs.] Holland.
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4. A masterly operation; a feat. [Obs.]
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I will do a maistrie ere I go.
Chaucer.
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5. Specifically, the philosopher's stone. [Obs.]
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6. The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.
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He could attain to a mastery in all languages.
Tillotson.
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The learning and mastery of a tongue, being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties.
Locke.
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