Definitions for authority

Definitions for (noun) authority

Main entry: authorisation, authority, authorization, sanction

Definition: official permission or approval

Usage: authority for the program was renewed several times

Main entry: dominance, potency, say-so, authorisation, authority, authorization

Definition: the power or right to give orders or make decisions

Usage: he has the authority to issue warrants; deputies are given authorization to make arrests; a place of potency in the state

Main entry: sureness, assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence

Definition: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

Usage: his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular; after that failure he lost his confidence; she spoke with authority

Main entry: authority

Definition: an authoritative written work

Usage: this book is the final authority on the life of Milton

Main entry: government agency, federal agency, office, bureau, authority, agency

Definition: an administrative unit of government

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

Main entry: authority

Definition: an expert whose views are taken as definitive

Usage: he is an authority on corporate law

Main entry: authority

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

Usage: the authorities have issued a curfew

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