Part of speech:
(Football) A pass pattern.
Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
Supreme power or authority
Royal power, authority, or rule; sovereignty
The position, function, or authority of a regent or group of regents
Protocol is defined as the rules and customs of a group or a standard procedure.
A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority
A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
The science of method, or orderly arrangement; specif., the branch of logic concerned with the application of the principles of reasoning to scientific and philosophical inquiry
The definition of a dynasty is a succession of powerful leaders all from the same family.
Acceptance of or submission to authority and control
An authoritative order or command:
Dictum is defined as a statement or ruling that is from an official source or that expresses a principle.
(Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
Authority is defined as a person who is considered an expert in his field.
Authority or ability to manage or direct:
A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
Exercise of an occupation or profession:
Course is defined as a specific path that something follows or the way in which something develops.
An authoritative command
A cleric, such as the residential bishop of a diocese, with ordinary jurisdiction over a specified territory.
An established principle, law, custom, or usage
Mastership; rule; control
Power to control or dominate by position
To be most common or frequent; be predominant:
To be the most abundant in:
To dominate or prevail over.
Govern is defined as to control, guide or manage.
To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
To control a horse, for example, with reins. Often used with in or up.
Harness is defined as to strap or belt someone or something down, or to bring under control for a purpose.
To order or command with authority
To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation:
To arrive at a judgment, choice, or decision
To show the way to; lead; guide; escort
To manage or direct (the affairs of a government, institution, etc.)
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate:
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
To show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide
Judge is defined as to decide on or form an opinion about something.
To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
To set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute
To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
To judge as referee.
To decide (a dispute) as an arbitrator
The definition of adjudicate is the act of making a judgment regarding a person or about a situation, most often in a courtroom.
To judge or decide by law
To rule as a tyrant.
(Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To wait on tables:
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