Authority synonyms

ə-thôr'ĭ-tē, ə-thŏr'-, ô-
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The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
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Something that authorizes; a sanction.
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Prestige is defined as widespread respect, admiration or acclaim.
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All or part of the right side
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(Countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.
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A system of such measures, such as avoirdupois weight or troy weight.
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Plural form of official
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(Biblical) The seventh book of the Old Testament, and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.
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Court is defined as an uncovered area partially or completely surrounded by structures.
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A body of persons with a similar organization and function:
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The definition of government is the exercise of control or authority over a group of people.
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A student given scholarship aid
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Power to control or dominate by position
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The passing (of property, rights, authority, etc.) from one person to another
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The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered; expertise.
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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.
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An inherent power or ability:
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The definition of a mandate is a command to do something.
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The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.
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The capacity of a system or machine to operate:
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Not to be doubted or questioned; positive:
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Given official approval after meeting certain standards, as an accredited university; or as disease free cattle.
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According to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles
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Attributing
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(Law) Executed in a manner so as to produce legal effectiveness:
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Tending to impose one's demands upon others as if one was an authority.
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Authoritative is defined as someone who knows a great deal about a certain subject and who is generally considered an expert.
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Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
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Belonging to the canon of the Bible
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Having, or attested to by, a certificate
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Serving as the established model or standard:
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Controlling or dominating by position
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With the authority derived from one's office or position:
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Of or suitable for a magistrate or master
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Relating to a stem cell that is capable of differentiating into a limited number of specialized cell types.
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Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
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The definition of orthodox is someone or something that strictly adheres to religious beliefs or the conventional, normal way of doing things or normal accepted standards.
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Positive in opinion or judgment; absolutely certain, overconfident, unwilling to hear any debate or argument (especially in a pejorative sense); dogmatic. [from 16th c.]
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Having or conferring full power or authority
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Capable of being relied on; dependable:
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A system of government where the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control of every aspect of the country, socially, financially and politically.
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The quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the Christian church as founded by Jesus Christ and his twelve original Apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate.
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Alternative spelling of ascendancy.
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Absolute rule or sovereignty; autocracy
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Government in which one person has absolute power; dictatorship; despotism
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The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
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The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
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(Law) Believability of statements by a witness, as measured by whether the testimony is probable or improbable when judged by common experience.
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Anyone in charge who acts like a tyrant
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Despotism is defined as a situation in which a ruler has absolute power.
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An authoritative, often formal pronouncement:
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Dogma is defined as principles or rules that cannot be questioned, or articles of faith in different religions.
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Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
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A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
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The definition of a fiat is an order or decree, or any arbitrary order.
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An organization or department over which one dominant person or group exercises control.
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The power to control, persuade, influence, etc.; effectiveness
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Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
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An unsupported assertion, usually by a person of standing; a dictum.
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A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
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The most important person in an undertaking or organization.
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The definition of a license is an official permission to do something or a document, plate or tag showing proof of permission.
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One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.
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(Uncountable) Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
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Orthodox practice, custom, or belief.
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The members of such a parish; a religious community attending one church.
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A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights or responsibilities.
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The act of permitting; esp., formal consent; leave; license
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(Now Rare) Permission, esp. in writing
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A stud that acts as a support of a pivot in a watch or clock
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An act in the past which may be used as an example to help decide the outcome of similar instances in the future.
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(Formal or law) A territory or state, as ruled by a specific power, and particularly those territories ruled by a king.
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One who rules during the minority, absence, or disability of a monarch.
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The quality of being reliable, dependable, or trustworthy.
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The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
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An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
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A turn or chance to speak:
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The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge
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An expression of permission or approval:
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US spelling of sceptre.
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The person, place, or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.
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Supreme dominion or authority; the total and supreme power of an independent state.
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Vigor or force of feeling or expression
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Supremacy is domination or superiority or in control of all others.
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A system of government in which the people have virtually no authority and the state wields absolute control, for example, a dictatorship.
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The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge
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Any official, esp. arbitrary, decree or proclamation
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A writing serving as authorization or certification for something
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A guarantee or an assurance, explicit or implied, of something having to do with a contract, as of sale; esp., the seller's assurance to the purchaser that the goods or property is or shall be as represented and, if not, will be replaced or repaired, usually within a specified period of time
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To let do or happen; permit:
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(Intransitive) To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
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To give official approval to or permission for
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To equip or supply with an ability; enable:
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To pontificate is to express your opinion in an annoying way, often because you go on too long or because you are too much of a know-it-all.
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The condition of being servile.
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(Law) The burden placed upon the property of a person by a specified right another has in its use
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A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
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A property, attribute or ability which gives one a superiority or advantage over others; an inherent advantage or privilege; a talent.
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The definition of competency is your level of skill or knowledge in some subject or field.
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An expert in a given field.
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One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
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(UK) An expert; a very skilled person.
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A person very skilled and able in some work, profession, science, etc.; expert
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One who has formerly held the position of master in an organization, especially a social one such as a lodge or club.
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A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
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(Computing) A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.
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(UK, slang, uncountable) amphetamine.
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(US, slang, in the plural) The traditional blue uniforms of the enlisted men of the US Navy.
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A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
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(Cricket) The set number of balls bowled during a single turn at one end of the wicket
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A skill, talent, or capacity:
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Alternative spelling of authorization.
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The quality or condition of being potent.
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Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
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Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
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A trusting relationship:
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A measure of one's belief in one's own abilities
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(Uncountable) The property of being sure, certainty.
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The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.
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an administrative unit of government
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an administrative unit of government
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A local office of such an agency
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A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.
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The quality of being influential; influence.
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The appearance of having authority, sense 1
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The domain or position of officials
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A person or persons vested with authority, sense 1; usually plural
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(Countable) A body that administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.
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The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
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A person or persons vested with authority, sense 1; usually plural
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Plural form of ecclesiastic
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A person or persons vested with authority, sense 1; usually plural
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A person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
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The definition of bureaucracy means government workers, or a group that makes official decisions following an established process.
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A person who specializes in a particular field of study, professional work, etc.
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One who knows
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Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
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Characterized by the obsessive need to control the actions of others
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Causing one to feel sure or to believe or agree; persuading as by evidence; cogent
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Most nearly complete and accurate; authoritative
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
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Stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manner
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A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
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An absolute ruler who governs without restrictions, especially one who seized power illegally.
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