authority

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  • Info The word authority (Derived from the Latin word auctoritas) can be used to mean power given by the state (in the form of government, judges, police officers, etc.) or by academic knowledge of an area (someone can be an authority on a subject).
  • Black is frequently used as a color of power, law and authority.
  • The two sections never met together, and neither had real decision-making authority.
  • Local authorities have their officials appointed by the executive council of the state government.
  • It was a title of religious rather than political authority.
  • The highest decision-making authority of the church is the assembly.
  • The latter can also put forward proposals but has no decision-making authority.
  • The Authority consisted of nine members in office for a term of six years.
  • I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you.
  • It also served as the development planning authority for the area.
  • The local authorities have developed in much the same direction.
  • Although she refused to pay the fine, the authorities declined to take further action.
  • He let Soviet authorities know that he wanted to see him.
  • These include an organizations headquarters that's decision-making authority is relatively high.
  • His authority was now extended over church and state.
  • There was no duty to report a death to anyone in authority.
  • These districts are also now referred to as local government authorities.
  • The authority of the king was more religious than administrative.
  • Both measures were done without public debate or any specific authority from Congress.
  • They were transferred to regional authorities or became independent companies.
  • Around a million trees are planted each year by schools, community organizations and local authorities.
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Meaning of authority

  • noun 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
  • noun (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
    the authorities have issued a curfew
  • noun An expert whose views are taken as definitive
    he is an authority on corporate law
  • noun Official permission or approval
    authority for the program was renewed several times
  • noun An authoritative written work
    this book is the final authority on the life of Milton