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'authority' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'authority'
1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions
he has the authority to issue warrants
2. (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
the authorities have issued a curfew
3. an expert whose views are taken as definitive
he is an authority on corporate law
4. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
she spoke with authority
5. an administrative unit of government
Tennessee Valley Authority
6. official permission or approval
authority for the program was renewed several times
7. an authoritative written work
this book is the final authority on the life of Milton
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