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feminine noun
1. chair (cargo) (en universidad); post of head of department (en instituto)
2. department (departamento)
  • sentar cátedra to lay down the law
1 (en universidad) chair; professorship
ostentar una cátedra to hold a chair;de in; hablar ex cátedra (Religión) to speak ex cathedra; to speak with authority; hacer oposiciones u opositar para una cátedra to compete for a chair etc by public competitive examination; sentar cátedra sobre algo to pontificate about sth
2 (en enseñanza secundaria) post of head of department
3 (aula) seminar room
4 (Caribe) wonder; marvel
es cátedra está la cátedra it's marvellous
(Caribe) wonderful; marvellous; excellent
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