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authority file

noun, Library Science.
a file, either on cards or in machine-readable format, in which decisions involving bibliographic records, particularly for form of entry, are recorded to establish a precedent or rule for subsequent decisions and to provide for consistency of entries.
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First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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