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Another word for authority

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Noun
  1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

      1. A person's word, opinion, assurance, etc.
      2. An expression of permission or approval:
      3. The right or authority to decide:
      1. Influence or control:
      2. Influence, force, or control
      3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
      1. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
      2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
      3. The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign
      1. (Obs.) Priority or precedence
      2. A prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one peculiar to a rank, class, etc.
      3. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
      1. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
      2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      3. National might or political strength
      1. Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
      2. Strength or power of any degree
      3. Physical strength:
      1. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
      2. Full command of a subject of study:
      3. The status of master or ruler; control:
      1. The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate.
      2. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
      3. The limits or territory within which authority may be exercised.
      1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
      2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
      3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
      1. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
      2. Control or power over another or others.
      3. The exercise of such control or power.
      1. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
      2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
      3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
      1. A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.
      2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
      3. Power to control or dominate by position
    See also:

    over

  2. A person or group having the right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

      1. (Sports) A referee or umpire.
      2. One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
      3. A person holding office, esp. public office
  3. Conferred power

      1. Competence.
      2. A skill or ability.
      1. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.
      2. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
      3. (Linguistics) The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
      1. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
      2. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
      3. (Baseball, short for) right field
      1. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
      2. In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
      3. An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
      1. A talent or natural ability for something:
      2. (Archaic) What a person is trained to do
      3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
    See also:

    ability

  4. A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field

    See also:

    ability

Another word for authority

Noun
  1. Power based on right

    See also:

    power

  2. The appearance of having authority, sense 1

    See also:

    influence

  3. A person or persons vested with authority, sense 1; usually plural

    See also:

    bureaucracy

  4. One who knows

      1. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation:
      2. A person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby
      3. A skilled practitioner; an expert.
      1. One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works:
      2. Such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper
      3. A person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
      1. A learned person
      2. A specialist in a particular branch of learning, esp. in the humanities
      3. A specialist in a given branch of knowledge:
      1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
      2. A person who is very skillful or highly trained and informed in some special field