1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions;
2. (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others;
3. an expert whose views are taken as definitive;
4. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;
5. an administrative unit of government;
6. official permission or approval;
7. an authoritative written work;
Policemen have authority to arrest lawbreakers.
He is recognized internationally as an authority in this field.
He has the authority for handling this matter.
The historic mansion was presented by the owner to the city, and is now kept up by the local authority.
He assumed full authority as tsar in 1689.
One authority made a census of the spiders in a grass field in the south of England, and he estimated that there were more than 2,250,000 in one acre.
Exertion of authority over others is not always wise.
He has the authority to act for the commissar.
The intention by the local authority to build 2 000 new houses is unrealistic.
It was clear that the clerk had gone beyond his duty in doing so without authority.
His sincerity added much more authority to the story.
The local authority ruled that he had made himself intentionally homeless and was therefore not entitled to be rehoused.
in a position of authority
He exerted all his authority to make them accept the plan.
He talked with the magisterial authority of the head of the family.
Never imagine that rank confers genuine authority.
He's universally recognized as an authority on Russian affairs.
Don't be overawed by people in authority, however important they are.
Her hatred of authority led to her expulsion from high school.
I will not have you running around the countryside without my authority.
The adults had reasserted their old authority.
Many prefer a familiar authority figure to a young upstart.
She had an aura of authority.
Of course, the ultimate authority remained the presidency.
General Lewis Mackenzie has impressed everyone with his authority and personal courage.
The decision is seen as an assertion of his authority within the company.
have something on good authority
have ascertained something from a reliable source
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authorization command sanction sovereignty dominion rule prerogative charge jurisdiction control power administration influence license
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