authorities authorities  /ə ˈθɔ rə tiz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The authorities never explained why they canceled the festivities.
  2. FISA's Menghani warned if authorities failed to deal with the issue, it would be the Australian economy that would suffer.
  3. Instead, authorities cited insufficient evidence, insinuations about his mental state and even questions raised by the authorities over his citizenship.

News

  1. Authorities seek tips after credit union robbery

    INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities need help identifying a man caught on surveillance camera during a robbery at an Indianapolis Credit Union. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the man walked into the Forum Credit Union at 7023 Corporate Dr. on …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

  2. Authorities: 4 bodies found in Arizona desert

    Authorities said four bodies have been found in the desert near Gila Bend.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

  3. Authorities Release Name Of Man Who Died While Boating At Indian Lake

    Authorities say a 75-year-old man died at Indian Lake on Wednesday. Find out more.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WBNS-10TV Columbus

Quotes

  1. "Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Reuters

  2. "To help achieve democratic reform, we will be engaging directly with Burmese authorities. This is a policy that has broad consensus across our government, and there will be more to report as we go forward," Clinton said told reporters.
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Hindu Business Line

  3. "This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said in...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Newsweek

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