The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience
he had absolute authority over his subordinates
positions of authority
they acted under the authority of the UN Security Council
a rebellion against those in authority
The right to act in a specified way, delegated from one person or organization to another
military forces have the legal authority to arrest drug traffickers
Official permission; sanction
the money was spent without congressional authority
A person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere
the health authorities
the Chicago Transit Authority
the authorities ordered all foreign embassies to close
she wasn't used to dealing with authority
The power to influence others, esp. because of one's commanding manner or one's recognized knowledge about something
he has the natural authority of one who is used to being obeyed
he spoke with authority on the subject
The confidence resulting from personal expertise
he hit the ball with authority
A person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject; an expert
she was an authority on the stockmarket
A book or other source able to supply reliable information or evidence, typically to settle a dispute
the court cited a series of authorities supporting their decision
the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
assurance: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
agency: an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
Authority, from the Latin word auctoritas, means invention, advice, opinion, influence, or command. Essentially authority is imposed by superiors upon inferiors either by force of arms (structural authority) or by force of argument (sapiential authority). ...
The following is a list of both main and minor characters from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
Authority in management is the formal or legitimate authority specified in a charter that gives a project manager the authority to act in the name of the sponsoring executive or on behalf on the organization.
New York State public benefit corporations and authorities operate like quasi-private corporations, with boards of directors appointed by elected officials. Public authorities share characteristics with government agencies, but they are exempt from many state and local regulations. ...
The legitimate or socially approved use of power. It is the legitimate power which one person or a group holds over another. The element of legitimacy is vital to the notion of authority and is the main means by which authority is distinguished from the more general concept of power. ...
The authority of a text is its reliability as a witness to the author's intentions. These intentions could be initial, medial or final, but intentionalist editors (most notably represented by Fredson Bowers and G. ...
The power to enforce rules or give orders; Persons in command; specifically, government; A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject
(authorities) Previously decided cases relied on by a party in support of its arguments.
(Authorities) Governmental entities that have been created and delegated with official responsibilities, such as a county highway authority. In legal research and citation, entities cited as sources of law, such as statutes, judicial decisions, and legal textbooks. ...
(Authorities) Officials or bodies with official powers. A person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, for example a governmental agency.
(authorities) the police, attorneys and other law officials
Any private nonprofit or public entity that may issue tax-exempt obligations to obtain funds to be used for the making or purchasing of FFELP loans. ...
Most religions are authoritarian in nature, and thus provide their adherents with spiritual and moral role models, who they believe can bring highly positive influences both to adherents and society in general.