authority authority  /ə ˈθɔ rə ti/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Or the predecessor to the convening 12 authority.
  2. His cocky contempt for authority led him to question conventional wisdom.
  3. The authority he has as Commander in Chief is not his to transfer.

News

  1. Port Authority asked to consider relocating

    EAST LIVERPOOL - The Columbiana County Port Authority is being asked to relocate to Lisbon and become part of a new office building county commissioners want to construct on the site where the former welfare office currently stands.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The East Liverpool Review

  2. Port Authority retirees get free tolls and parking -- for life, judge rules

    Port Authority retirees get to keep the lifetime perk of free tolls and parking, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled. The Port Authority sued in Manhattan Supreme Court last year after an arbitrator ruled that about a 100 former lieutenants should receive the benefits, equivalent to a $2,000...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Virginia Port Authority Selects Boyden to Search for New CEO

    The Virginia Port Authority has announced that Boyden has been retained to partner in selecting its new CEO. Rodney W. Oliver has been serving as VPA’s Interim Executive Director following the resignation of Jerry A.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I have been willing to meet the Palestinian [Authority] President [Mahmoud Abbas] from the first day of this government," he said at a cabinet meeting before setting off for the US. "The time has come for him to be prepared to meet with us,...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: The Age

  2. "Violence is a dead end," Obama said. "It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered."
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  3. "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

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