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Another word for authority

NOUN

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

    See also:

    over

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

    Idiom:

    the-man

    powers-that-be

    See also:

    over

  3. Conferred power

    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

    See also:

    power

    influence

    see-syn-study-at

    specialist