authority

  1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  2. (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
  3. an expert whose views are taken as definitive
  4. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  5. an administrative unit of government
  6. official permission or approval

authority

The preservation of order through an evolved authority.
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Authority

The word authority (Derived from the Latin word auctoritas) can be used to mean power given by the state (in the form of government, judges, police officers, etc.) or by academic knowledge of an area (someone can be an authority on a subject). When the word Authority is used in the name of an organization, this name usually refers to the governing...
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authority

(from the article `collective behaviour`) How the immediate effects of collective behaviour are translated into long-term consequences depends upon several contingencies, of which four merit ... ...less emphasis on traditional cultural norms, especially those that limit individual self-expression. A major component of the postmodern shi...
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Authority

(n) Authority is the form of power bestowed on a person by virtue of his holding of certain position or social responsibility to fulfill the duties entrusted on them. Authority is the tool used to demand diligence and obedience of the persons under their command to achieve the objectives of the group or association.
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authority

[n] - (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others 2. [n] - an expert whose views are taken as definitive 3. [n] - an authoritative written work 4. [n] - the power or right to give orders or make decisions 5. [n] - official permission or approval
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Authority

• (n.) A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book. • (n.) Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a c...
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authority

noun official permission or approval; `authority for the program was renewed several times`
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authority

noun an authoritative written work; `this book is the final authority on the life of Milton`
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authority

[Noun] Plural form: authorities. A person or group of people in charge with the power to control things.
Example: Health authorities say smoking is bad for you.
See also: official
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Authority

[sociology] Authority is the legitimate or socially approved use of power. It is the legitimate power which one person or a group holds over another. The element of legitimacy is vital to the notion of authority and is the main means by which authority is distinguished from the more general concept of power. Power can be exerted by the use ...
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Authority

[Southern Reach Trilogy] Authority is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the second in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book is said to focus on the Southern Reach agency. In an interview, VanderMeer states that, `if Annihilation is an expedition into Area X, then Authority is an expedition into the Souther...
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Authority

[textual criticism] The authority of a text is its reliability as a witness to the author`s intentions. These intentions could be initial, medial or final, but intentionalist editors (most notably represented by Fredson Bowers and G. Thomas Tanselle editing school) generally attempt to retrieve final authorial intentions. The concept is of ...
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Authority

Au·thor'i·ty noun ; plural Authorities [ Middle English autorite , auctorite , French autorité , from Latin auctoritas , from auctor . See Author , noun ] 1. Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to...
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Authority

1) A power to act or to order others to act. Often one person or entity gives another the authority to act, as an employer to an employee, a principal to an agent, a corporation to its officers, or a government to an agency. 2) A court decision used to make a point or support an argument.
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authority

A form of power based on consensus regarding the right to issue commands and make decisions.
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Authority

A state or local unit of government created to perform a single activity or a limited group of functions and authorized by the state legislature to issue bonded debt.
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Authority

Following Max Weber, many sociologists have argued that authority is the legitimate power which one person or a group holds over another. The element of legitimacy is vital to this understanding of authority and is the main means by which authority is distinguished from the more general concept of power. Power can be exerted by the use of force or ...
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authority

In a political system, the capacity to take and enforce decisions. The nature, sources, and limitations of political authority have been much debated questions since the time of the ancient Greeks. ...
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Authority

power that people perceive as legitimate rather than coercive
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Authority

See Federal Labor Relations Authority.
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Authority

The ability to get things done because one`s orders are seen to be legitimate or justified â€` legitimate power.
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Authority

The authority of a source is determined by who wrote it and what credentials they have in the field about which they are writing
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Authority

The concept in technical analysis that a trend in a share price is more meaningful if the number of... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/authority.htm?id=2014&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of authority'>more</a>
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Authority

The Department of Health.
Found on http://www.london.nhs.uk/your-nhs-in-london/glossary-of-terms
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