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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Magister \Ma*gis"ter\, n. [L. See Master.] Master; sir; -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MAGISTER. A master, a ruler, one whose learning and position makes him superior to others, thus: one who has attained to a high degree, or eminence, in science and literature, is called a master; as, master of arts.