- authoritarian personality,
- authority control,
- authority figure,
- authority file,
Origin of authoritative
Examples from the Web for authoritatively
Some authoritatively explained that his death is being used as a distraction from the current political transition.Hosni Mubarak Rumors Swirl Before Election Results Announced|Vivian Salama|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“He wanted to write about it authoritatively,” Wilentz said.
"You 're going to go back on the land with me," Joe said authoritatively, laying a hand on his shoulder.The Cruise of the Dazzler|Jack London
"But wait; you shall not go alone," authoritatively exclaimed that little damsel, leaping in her turn to the ground.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
Open the door, said Elise authoritatively, and call a carriage, at once.Marie Tarnowska|Annie Vivanti
She was moving towards the door when Artois stopped her authoritatively.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
“I always knew he was a gentleman,” said Sergeant Lund, authoritatively.Middy and Ensign|G. Manville Fenn
c.1600, "dictatorial" (a sense now restricted to authoritarian), from Medieval Latin authoritativus (see authority). Meaning "possessing authority" is recorded from 1650s; that of "proceeding from proper authority" is from 1809. Related: Authoritatively; authoritativeness.