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  1. authority

    • IPA[ɔːˈθɒrɪti]

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    • n.
      the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience;the right to act in a specified way, delegated from one person or organization to another
    • noun: authority, plural noun: authorities

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    • 1. the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience:

      he had absolute authority over his subordinates

      a rebellion against those in authority

    • 2. 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

    • 3. official permission; sanction:

      the money was spent without parliamentary authority

    • 4. a person or organization having political or administrative power and control:

      health authorities issued a worldwide alert

    • 5. the power to influence others, especially 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

    • 6. the confidence resulting from personal expertise:

      he hit the ball with authority

    • 7. a person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject; an expert:

      he was an authority on the stock market

    • 8. a book or other source able to supply reliable information or evidence:

      the court cited a series of authorities supporting their decision

    • plural the government agencies that are responsible for controlling immigration:

    • he was detained by the immigration authorities pending deportation

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    • n. a person who has or represents authority:

    • these techniques can help parents re-establish their role as authority figures

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    • n. an offical body that grants licences:

    • the bar had its late-night licence reviewed at a Licensing Authority hearing

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    • n. a person who has or represents authority:

    • these techniques can help parents re-establish their role as authority figures

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    • n. (chiefly in the UK) an administrative division of local government established in place of, or as an alternative to, a two-tier system of local councils.

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    • n. an administrative body in local government:

    • you will need planning permission from your local authority

      local authority housing

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    • ph. (in the UK) an independent regulatory body set up in 1962 to monitor standards within advertising and to ensure that advertisements comply with the requirement that they be legal, decent, honest, and truthful.

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    • n. (in England and Wales) a council body that is responsible for administering education in a particular area:

    • local education authorities monitor home-educated children

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    • n.
      the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience:
    • he had absolute authority over his subordinates

      a rebellion against those in authority

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