Part of speech:
Dominating, as by magnitude or position:
Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions
Authoritative is defined as someone who knows a great deal about a certain subject and who is generally considered an expert.
Characterized by the obsessive need to control the actions of others
Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one’s opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. See also abuse of discretion.
Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent:
Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
In control; dominant; superior
(Psychology) Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession.
Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
Having or exerting influence, esp. great influence; powerful; effective
Of or relating to a governor.
(Education) Pertaining to a grading system based on the knowledge of the individual and not on the comparative knowledge of the group of students.
Exercising control or authority:
Tributary means paying tribute or contributory.
Highest in rank, power, or authority:
Currently ruling or holding a position.
(Informal) As a surplus; in excess; extra
The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
Governance is defined as the decisions and actions of the people who run a school, nation, city or business.
the act of governing; exercising authority
The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
To prescribe or command forcefully
To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To draft or enact (a law).
To direct the taking of (an oath).
(Archaic) To rule or govern.
To have as an ongoing financial obligation:
To direct or conduct business affairs.
To proceed or go in a certain direction:
To manage or direct; administer
To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord:
(Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
Beaumont and Fletcher:
To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
To consent or comply passively or without protest:
To allow; consent to; tolerate
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
To cut, shape, or finish by machine.
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