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authority as in the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  • "he has the authority to issue warrants"
  • "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
  • "a place of potency in the state"

Synonyms

  • authorization a document giving an official instruction or command ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; official permission or approval; the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • authorisation a document giving an official instruction or command ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; official permission or approval; the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • potency the power or right to give orders or make decisions; capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; the inherent capacity for coming into being ; the state of being potent
  • dominance superior development of one side of the body ; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  • say-so one chap's arbitrary assertion ; an authoritative declaration ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions
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authority as in (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
  • "the authorities have issued a curfew"
authority as in an expert whose views are taken as definitive
  • "he is an authority on corporate law"
authority as in freedom from doubt
  • "belief in yourself and your abilities"
  • "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"
  • "after that failure he lost his confidence"
  • "she spoke with authority"

Synonyms

  • assurance freedom from doubt; a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; a statement intended to inspire confidence; a British term for some kinds of insurance
  • self-assurance freedom from doubt
  • confidence freedom from doubt; a feeling of trust (in someone or something); a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; a trustful relationship; a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
  • self-confidence freedom from doubt
  • sureness freedom from doubt; the quality of being steady and unfailing
authority as in an administrative unit of government
  • "the Central Intelligence Agency"
  • "the Census Bureau"
  • "Office of Management and Budget"
  • "Tennessee Valley Authority"

Synonyms

  • agency an administrative unit of government; a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties ; the state of being in action or exerting power; the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent ; thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
  • federal agency an administrative unit of government
  • government agency an administrative unit of government
  • bureau an administrative unit of government; furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  • office place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; an administrative unit of government; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; professional or clerical workers in an office; a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; a job in an organization
authority as in official permission or approval
  • "authority for the program was renewed several times"

Synonyms

  • authorization a document giving an official instruction or command ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; official permission or approval; the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • authorisation a document giving an official instruction or command ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; official permission or approval; the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • sanction give sanction to; give authority or permission to ; give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; formal and explicit approval; a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards ; official permission or approval; the act of final authorization
authority as in an authoritative written work
  • "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"

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