The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience
he had absolute authority over his subordinates
positions of authority
they acted under the authority of the UN Security Council
a rebellion against those in authority
The right to act in a specified way, delegated from one person or organization to another
military forces have the legal authority to arrest drug traffickers
Official permission; sanction
the money was spent without congressional authority
A person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere
the health authorities
the Chicago Transit Authority
the authorities ordered all foreign embassies to close
she wasn't used to dealing with authority
The power to influence others, esp. because of one's commanding manner or one's recognized knowledge about something
he has the natural authority of one who is used to being obeyed
he spoke with authority on the subject
The confidence resulting from personal expertise
he hit the ball with authority
A person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject; an expert
she was an authority on the stockmarket
A book or other source able to supply reliable information or evidence, typically to settle a dispute
the court cited a series of authorities supporting their decision
government: the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
(authority) 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) (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
(authority) an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
(authority) assurance: 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"
(authority) agency: an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
This is a list of Authorities from the V science fiction franchise.
(Authority (management)) Authority in management is the formal or legitimate authority specified in a charter that gives a project manager the authority to act in the name of the sponsoring executive or on behalf on the organization.
(Authority (New York)) New York State public benefit corporations and authorities operate like quasi-private corporations, with boards of directors appointed by elected officials. ...
(Authority (sociology)) The legitimate or socially approved use of power. It is the legitimate power which one person or a group holds over another. ...
(Authority (textual criticism)) The authority of a text is its reliability as a witness to the author's intentions. These intentions could be initial, medial or final, but intentionalist editors (most notably represented by Fredson Bowers and G. ...
(The Authority (comics)) The Authority is a superhero comic book published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint. ...
(authority) The power to enforce rules or give orders; Persons in command; specifically, government; A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject
(Authority) Identifies the Organization that sanctions a particular Match to be held. This might be a State Association, a local League, etc., but is ultimately the administrative body that organizes and tracks the competitions between the teams under it's guidance. ...
(Authority) Most religions are authoritarian in nature, and thus provide their adherents with spiritual and moral role models, who they believe can bring highly positive influences both to adherents and society in general.
(Authority) An individual with recognized knowledge and expertise in a particular field or on a specific subject.
(Authority) The formal and legitimate right of a manager to make decisions, issue orders, and allocate resources to achieve organizationally desired outcomes. (IMA)
(authority) Duly conferred priesthood power or delegated responsibility associated with position or function.
(Authority) The ability of a page or domain to rank well in search engines. Five large factors associated with site and page authority are link equity, site age, traffic trends, site history, and publishing unique original quality content. ...
(Authority [back to top]) The legal right given by a principal to an agent to act on the principal's behalf while performing specific acts, e.g. negotiations.
(authority) The right granted to a user to perform tasks with Tivoli Storage Manager servers and clients. See also privilege class.
(Authority) (trust, link juice, Google juice) The amount of trust that a site is credited with for a particular search query. Authority/trust is derived from related incoming links from other trusted sites.
(Authority) The credibility of your site in the search engines. A combination of high quality SEO, domain age, links and good content can help build a site’s overall authority.
(authority) power that is generally accepted by subjects as legitimate, not based on coercion.
(Authority) Power or permission to act or direct the action of others.