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* authourity (obsolete)

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Middle English _autorite_ (“book or quotation that settles an argument”), from Old French _auctorité_, from Latin stem of _auctoritas_ (“invention, advice, opinion, influence, command”), from _auctor_ (“master, leader, author”)

Middle English autorite (book or quotation that settles an argument), from Old French auctorité, from Latin stem of auctoritas (invention, advice, opinion, influence, command), from auctor (master, leader, author)

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* (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈθɒɹəti/ * (US) IPA(key): /əˈθɔɹəti/, /əˈθɑɹəti/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈθɒɹəti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈθɔɹəti/, /əˈθɑɹəti/

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AUTHORITY (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ AUTHORITIES) * (uncountable) The power to enforce rules or give orders. _I have the AUTHORITY to penalise the staff in my department, but not the AUTHORITY to sack them._ _She lost all her respect and AUTHORITY after turning up drunk to the meeting._ _Respect my AUTHORITY!_ * 1883, Howard Pyle, _The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood_ Chapter V But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in AUTHORITY being very wroth with him. * (used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government. * (countable) A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject. _the world's foremost AUTHORITY on orangutans_ * 1930 September 18, Albert Einstein, as quoted in _Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel_ (1988) by Banesh Hoffman To punish me for my contempt of AUTHORITY, Fate has made me an AUTHORITY myself. DERIVED TERMS * moral authority RELATED TERMS * author * authorization * authoritarian TRANSLATIONS

authority (countable and uncountable, plural authorities)

  1. (uncountable) The power to enforce rules or give orders.
    I have the authority to penalise the staff in my department, but not the authority to sack them.
    She lost all her respect and authority after turning up drunk to the meeting.
    Respect my authority!
  2. (used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government.
  3. (countable) A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.
    the world's foremost authority on orangutans

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