ex cathedra

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ex cathedra

With the authority that comes with one's position. This phrase is often used in reference to infallible papal decrees. It is Latin for "from the chair," and can be used as both an adjective and an adverb. This is an ex cathedra statement from the pope, and the Catholic church must to abide by it. The CEO was speaking ex cathedra when he made this announcement, so we need to change our approach immediately.
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