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Meanings for authority

the power to enforce rules or give orders

authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so(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"

authority(noun)

(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

"the authorities have issued a curfew"

authority(noun)

an expert whose views are taken as definitive

"he is an authority on corporate law"

assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)

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, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority(noun)

an administrative unit of government

"the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)

official permission or approval

"authority for the program was renewed several times"

authority(noun)

an authoritative written work

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

a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field

the leading authority on neural anatomy

lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation)

the sheriff had authority over the whole county

the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly

speaks with a persuasive authority on matters of public health

the right or means to command or control others

by the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you married

something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing

I had good authority to believe that the information was correct

something mentioned in a text as providing related and especially supporting information

the Bible is the sole authority for his impassioned defense of creationism

the capacity to persuade

a strict grammarian whose pronouncements carried plenty of authority with my third-grade English teacher

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Example Sentences of authority

I have the authority to do this.

He gave me authority to fire them.

You have no authority to tell me what to do.

By what authority do you order me to do this?

You have no authority to do that.

Do you have the authority to do that?

He delegated his authority to his competent assistant.

Tom is an authority on the subject.

He is an authority on the humanities.

He is a recognized authority on the subject.

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Antonyms for authority

amateur inexpert nonexpert impotence impotency powerlessness inconclusiveness ineffectiveness ineffectuality ineffectualness

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Authority in different languages

  • gesag Afrikaans
  • سلطةArabic
  • дәүләт, хөкүмәтBashkir
  • ўладаByelorussian
  • познавач власт авторитет власти Bulgarian
  • autorita Czech
  • myndighed Danish
  • autorität behörde German
  • ŋusẽEstonian
  • αρχές αυθεντία εξουσία αρχή Greek
  • instanco aŭtoritato Esperanto
  • autoridad Spanish
  • võim asjatundja Estonian
  • viranomaiset asiantuntija käskyvalta vaikutusvalta auktoriteetti Finnish
  • autorité French
  • údarás urlámhas Irish
  • ùghdarrasScots Gaelic
  • autoridadeGalician
  • סמכות, בר-סמכא, רשויותHebrew
  • meghatalmazás szaktekintély hatóság tekintéy felhatalmazás Hungarian
  • հեղինակություն Armenian
  • autorità Italian
  • סמכותformer Hebrew
  • 権力, 権威, 当局Japanese
  • 권력자, 권력, 권능, 권위자Korean
  • ده‌سه‌ڵات به‌رده‌ستی Kurdish
  • ыйгарым укук, кадыр, беделдүүлүк, чоңдор, түп, уруксат, кадырлуулук, бийлик, авторитет, негиз, авторитеттүүлүк, кадыр-барк, башчы, бедел, билгичKirghiz
  • AutoritéitLuxembourgish
  • kanoiMaori
  • awtoritá, awtoritarju, awtoritarjaMaltese
  • bevoegdheid autoriteiten autoriteit gezag Dutch
  • autorytet władza Polish
  • autoridade Portuguese
  • autoritate autorități Romanian
  • авторитет власть Russian
  • avtoritetaSlovenian
  • autoritet Albanian
  • auktoritet myndighet Swedish
  • mamlaka Swahili
  • అధికారముTegulu
  • yetke Turkish
  • владаUkrainian

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