noun, plural au·thor·i·ties.
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Origin of authority
synonym study for authority
OTHER WORDS FROM authorityan·ti·au·thor·i·ty, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for authority
By doing so, Facebook has effectively taken away medical experts’ and doctors’ authority on health-related matters and handed it over to the general public.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
State and federal agencies have somewhat overlapping authority to regulate coal industry pollution.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators|by Ken Ward Jr.|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
Now, when we get on the ground, we’re still under the command and control of the governor and the adjutant general, the top military officer of the Illinois National Guard, but we’re generally placed under a civilian authority at the emergency.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually.|by Logan Jaffe|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
Like Wiley, Gostin said lawsuits over a governor’s legal authority and separation of powers are more likely to succeed than those about individual liberties.Courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on|Anne Gearan, Karin Brulliard|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
However, in practice, we often see that the so-called YMYL websites already can’t rank without having some expertise and authority established.Google ranking factors to change search in 2021: Core Web Vitals, E-A-T, or AMP?|Aleh Barysevich|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
You get these high-profile people that go into prison, and the staff abuse their authority.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the authority of his name far exceeds that of our own, famous or obscure though we be.
Only two senators opposed the resolution, which the administration later claimed was the authority for a full-scale war.
Too moderate and the more radical groups call you a snitch, jeopardizing your standing and authority at demonstrations.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is the will of the people; the resolve of the political class; the courage of the media; and the authority of the courts.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When a senator assumes to speak for the President, every senator possesses a public right to demand his authority for so doing.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
An incident, illustrative of his summary methods of dealing with the insolence of his enemies in authority, occurred at Pensacola.The Battle of New Orleans|Zachary F. Smith
There was no authority in his eyes, not even when he told her not to catch cold.Cecilia|F. Marion Crawford
Are specially promising youths to be set apart from early childhood to prepare themselves for these positions of authority?The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
He was the agent of a vast and centralized authority, an authority against which there could be no opposition.The Shadow|Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for authority
noun plural -ties
- a judicial decision, statute, or rule of law that establishes a principle; precedent
- legal permission granted to a person to perform a specified act