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  1. authority

    • IPA[əˈTHôrədē]

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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 congressional authority

    • 4. a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere:

      the health authorities

      the Chicago Transit Authority

    • 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

      he spoke with authority on the subject

    • 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:

      she was an authority on the stock market

    • 8. 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

    • 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. 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. an administrative body in local government:

    • you will need planning permission from your local authority

      local authority housing

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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. (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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    • 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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    • ph. (in the UK) the body responsible for regulating commercial television and radio, until its replacement in 1991 by the Independent Television Commission and the Radio Authority.

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    • IPA[ɔːˈθɒrɪti]

    英式

    • 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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