Mas"ter*ly, a.


Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy.

"A wise and masterly inactivity."

Sir J. Mackintosh.


Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.


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Mas"ter*ly, adv.

With the skill of a master.

Thou dost speak masterly. Shak.


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