Mastery

Definition of Mastery

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

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