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Authority (IPA: /əˈθɔɹəti/)


Authority (n.)

Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a court.

Authority (n.)

Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.

Authority (n.)

The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem; influence of character, office, or station, or mental or moral superiority, and the like; claim to be believed or obeyed; as, an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.

Authority (n.)

That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, actions, measures, etc.

Authority (n.)

Testimony; witness.

Authority (n.)

A precedent; a decision of a court, an official declaration, or an opinion, saying, or statement worthy to be taken as a precedent.

Authority (n.)

A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book.

Authority (n.)

Justification; warrant.

Authority

Power to command

Authority

Asymmetric, hierarchical social relationship

Authority

State body or local government body that exercises official authority

Authority

Its reliability as a witness to the author's intentions

Authority

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Example Sentence (Quote)

" [To Banner] As maybe the world's leading authority on waiting too long, don't. You both deserve a win." - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Age in a virtuous person, of either sex, carries in it an authority which makes it preferable to all the pleasures of youth." - Richard Steele

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised." - Oscar Wilde

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All authority must be out of a man's self, turned * * * either upon an art, or upon a man." - Authority

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold." - Authority


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