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ex cathedra

With the authority that comes with one's position. This phrase is often used in reference to papal decrees deemed infallible. 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 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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Judging the contest were the owls from Ex-Cathedra Junior Academy of Vocal Music.
Members of Ex-Cathedra practising for their Saturday evening Choral Concert by Candlelight performance in St Philips Cathedral for Light Night.
A brochure containing full details of Ex Cathedra's 2006-7 season is available now at various venues and information points, or visit ex-cathedra.
Ex-Cathedra singers performed at a traditional Swedish carol service held at Birmingham cathedral last night.
It mattered not that John Joubert's Advent motets Rorate Coeli were unseasonally programmed, as Ex-Cathedra, directed by Jeffrey Skidmore, communicated the work with customary excellence.
Saturday's double bill - Verdi's Requiem and Ex-Cathedra a cappella - was an inspired concept: one and a half hours of searing emotion followed by 40 minutes of soothing balm.