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  • EN [ ɔːˈθɒrəti]
  • US [ əˈθɔːrəti]

English definition


  • 1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions;

    • "he has the authority to issue warrants"
    • "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
  • 2. (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others;

    • "the authorities have issued a curfew"
  • 3. an expert whose views are taken as definitive;

    • "he is an authority on corporate law"
  • 4. 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"
  • 5. an administrative unit of government;

    • "the Central Intelligence Agency"
    • "the Census Bureau"
    • "Office of Management and Budget"
    • "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  • 6. official permission or approval;

    • "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  • 7. an authoritative written work;

    • "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"

Example sentences

  • 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.

Phrase collocation

  • have something on good authority

    have ascertained something from a reliable source

Meaning of authority

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