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Noun Concept
Categories: Political concepts, Group processes, Social concepts, Articles with short description, Social ethics
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authority  authorization  authorisation  potency  dominance
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The power or right to give orders or make decisions WordNet 3.0
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The power or right to give orders or make decisions WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
In sociology and political science, authority is the legitimate power of a person or group over other people. Wikipedia
Power to command. Wikipedia Disambiguation
An official certification of competence or a transfer of the right and power to act, including permission from government to use state funds for a particular program or project. OmegaWiki
The power to enforce rules or give orders. OmegaWiki
Power to enforce rules or give orders. Wiktionary (translation)
Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others. Wiktionary
Being in a position over others. Wiktionary (translation)
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Deputies are given authorization to make arrests WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
A place of potency in the state WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
He has the authority to issue warrants WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Respect my authority! Wiktionary
I have the authority to penalise the staff in my department, but not the authority to sack them. Wiktionary
She lost all her respect and authority after turning up drunk to the meeting. Wiktionary