Definition of Authority


  • an authoritative written work
    "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
  • official permission or approval
    "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  • an administrative unit of government
    "the Central Intelligence Agency"
    "the Census Bureau"
    "Office of Management and Budget"
    "Tennessee Valley Authority"
    - federal agency - government agency
  • freedom from doubt
    belief in yourself and your abilities
    "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"
    "after that failure he lost his confidence"
    "she spoke with authority"
    - self assurance - self confidence
  • an expert whose views are taken as definitive
    "he is an authority on corporate law"
  • (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
    "the authorities have issued a curfew"
  • the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    "he has the authority to issue warrants"
    "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
    "a place of potency in the state"
    - say so
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble authority

197 unscramble word found using the letters authority.

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