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お上 [おかみ] /(n) (1) (hon) Emperor/(2) (hon) authorities/government/(3) term used to refer to a woman running a restaurant, inn, etc./landlady/(4) (hon) your wife/his wife/madam/
かさに着る [かさにきる] /(exp,v1) to wear the mantle of (borrowed) authority and misuse it/
ご用学者 [ごようがくしゃ] /(n) (yoji) scholar beholden to the government/self-serving academic/scholar who toadies up to government authorities/
その筋 [そのすじ] /(n) (1) that field/(2) the authorities (esp. the police)/
より所 [よりどころ] /(n) (1) (uk) grounds/foundation/authority/(2) (uk) support/prop/something upon which to rely/
オーソリティ /(n) authority/
オーソリティー /(n) authority/
オオトリテエ /(ok) (n) authority/
ネットワークアドレス付与機関 [ネットワークアドレスふよきかん] /(n) (comp) network addressing authority/
圧し [おし] /(n) weight/pressing down/commanding presence/authority/
偉力 [いりょく] /(n) power/might/authority/influence/
威 [い] /(n) power/authority/might/influence/dignity/majesty/
威を振るう [いをふるう] /(exp,v5u) to exercise authority/
威権 [いけん] /(n) authority/power/
威光 [いこう] /(n) power/authority/influence/
威勢 [いせい] /(n) power/might/authority/(P)/
威徳 [いとく] /(n) virtue and influence/virtue and authority/
威武 [いぶ] /(n) authority and force/
威力 [いりょく] /(n) power/might/authority/influence/(P)/
威令 [いれい] /(n) authority/
移牒 [いちょう] /(n,vs) notification to authorities/
一手販売代理権 [いってはんばいだいりけん] /(n) (obsc) sole agency authority/
営団地下鉄 [えいだんちかてつ] /(n) Teito Rapid Transit Authority subway/Eidan subway/
越権 [えっけん] /(n,adj-no) going beyond authority/unauthorized/unauthorised/ultra vires/(P)/
越権行為 [えっけんこうい] /(n) (yoji) exceeding one's authority/abusing one's legal authority/ultra vires activities/
押し [おし] /(n) push/pressure/authority/audacity/(P)/
王権 [おうけん] /(n) royal authority/regal power/authority of the king/
海上権 [かいじょうけん] /(n) maritime authority/
笠に着る [かさにきる] /(exp,v1) to wear the mantle of (borrowed) authority and misuse it/
割拠 [かっきょ] /(n,vs) holding one's ground/defending local authority/
官憲 [かんけん] /(n) officials/authorities/(P)/
官権 [かんけん] /(n) governmental authority/
官尊民卑 [かんそんみんぴ] /(n) (yoji) respecting the authorities and denigrating ordinary citizens/statism/
官庁 [かんちょう] /(n) government office/government agency/authorities/(P)/
監督機関 [かんとくきかん] /(n) supervising body/supervisory authorities/
管轄官庁 [かんかつかんちょう] /(n) controlling office/competent (governmental) authorities/
管理機関 [かんりきかん] /(n) (comp) administrative authority/
管理権 [かんりけん] /(n) supervisory authority/regulatory authority/right of management/custodial right/
関係省庁 [かんけいしょうちょう] /(n) (yoji) the concerned government agencies/the ministries and agencies that are relevant to the matter at hand/the relevant authorities/
関係当局 [かんけいとうきょく] /(n) (yoji) the authorities concerned/the competent authorities/
議長職権 [ぎちょうしょっけん] /(n) authority as chairperson or president, etc./
巨擘 [きょはく] /(n) authority/big-shot/star/
拠 [よりどころ] /(n) (1) (uk) grounds/foundation/authority/(2) (uk) support/prop/something upon which to rely/
拠りどころ [よりどころ] /(n) (1) (uk) grounds/foundation/authority/(2) (uk) support/prop/something upon which to rely/
拠り所 [よりどころ] /(n) (1) (uk) grounds/foundation/authority/(2) (uk) support/prop/something upon which to rely/
拠所 [よりどころ] /(io) (n) (1) (uk) grounds/foundation/authority/(2) (uk) support/prop/something upon which to rely/
許認可権 [きょにんかけん] /(n) (yoji) ministerial authority to grant permits and approvals/
共同親権 [きょうどうしんけん] /(n) joint custody/joint parental authority/
教権 [きょうけん] /(n) ecclesiastical or educational authority/
巾を利かせる [はばをきかせる] /(exp,v1) to throw one's weight around/to exercise one's authority/to make one's presence felt/
金融当局 [きんゆうとうきょく] /(n) financial authorities/
軍官憲 [ぐんかんけん] /(n) military authorities/
軍事当局者 [ぐんじとうきょくしゃ] /(n) military authority/
軍当局 [ぐんとうきょく] /(n) military authorities/
軍部 [ぐんぶ] /(n) military authorities/army circles/(P)/
敬畏 [けいい] /(n,vs) awe/reverence/fear (e.g. of authority)/
警察当局 [けいさつとうきょく] /(n) law enforcement authority/police authorities/the police/
権 [けん] /(n-suf,n) (1) right (to do something)/(n,n-suf) (2) authority/power/(P)/
権威 [けんい] /(n) authority/power/influence/(P)/
権威者 [けんいしゃ] /(n) an authority/
権限 [けんげん] /(n) power/authority/jurisdiction/(P)/
権限委譲 [けんげんいじょう] /(n) (yoji) delegation of authority (power)/devolution/empowerment/
権限内に [けんげんないに] /(adv) within the scope of authority/
権能 [けんのう] /(n) authority/power/function/
権柄 [けんぺい] /(n) power/authority/
権力 [けんりょく] /(n,adj-no) (political) power/authority/influence/(P)/
元老 [げんろう] /(n) (1) elder statesman/doyen/old-timer/authority/(2) Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)/(P)/
虎の威を借る狐 [とらのいをかるきつね] /(exp) (id) person who swaggers about under borrowed authority/small man acting arrogantly through borrowed authority/a fox that borrows the authority of a tiger/
御上 [おかみ] /(n) (1) (hon) Emperor/(2) (hon) authorities/government/(3) term used to refer to a woman running a restaurant, inn, etc./landlady/(4) (hon) your wife/his wife/madam/
御用学者 [ごようがくしゃ] /(n) (yoji) scholar beholden to the government/self-serving academic/scholar who toadies up to government authorities/
公儀 [こうぎ] /(n,adj-no) imperial court/shogunate government/authorities/public affairs/official/government/
公権力 [こうけんりょく] /(n) public power/governmental authority/
公所 [おおやけどころ] /(n) (1) (arch) government office/authorities/(2) (arch) state-owned land/crown land (UK, Aus, etc.)/
公訴権 [こうそけん] /(n) authority of prosecution/authority to indict/
港湾局 [こうわんきょく] /(n) Port and Harbor Authority/
港湾当局 [こうわんとうきょく] /(n) port authorities/
行使 [こうし] /(n,vs) use/exercise (of one's right, authority, power, etc.)/(P)/
行政権 [ぎょうせいけん] /(n) executive power/authority/
行政庁 [ぎょうせいちょう] /(n) administrative agency/government authorities/
最高峰 [さいこうほう] /(n) (1) highest peak/highest mountain/(2) greatest authority/most prominent person/pinnacle (e.g. of art)/peak/(P)/
最終権限 [さいしゅうけんげん] /(n) final authority/
司直 [しちょく] /(n) judge/judiciary/administration of justice/judicial authorities/
自治体国際化協会 [じちたいこくさいかきょうかい] /(n) Council of Local Authorities for International Relations/CLAIR/
主務 [しゅむ] /(n) (1) person in charge/(adj-f) (2) competent (authority, minister, etc.)/
住民監査請求 [じゅうみんかんさせいきゅう] /(n) resident audit request to local government authority/
重鎮 [じゅうちん] /(n) leader/authority/mainstay/(P)/
出どころ [でどころ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(n) (2) exit/point of departure/(3) time to take action/
出処 [しゅっしょ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(2) birthplace/(n,vs) (3) release (discharge) from prison/
出処 [でどこ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(n) (2) exit/point of departure/(3) time to take action/
出処 [でどころ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(n) (2) exit/point of departure/(3) time to take action/
出所 [しゅっしょ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(2) birthplace/(n,vs) (3) release (discharge) from prison/(P)/
出所 [でどこ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(n) (2) exit/point of departure/(3) time to take action/
出所 [でどころ] /(n) (1) origin/source/authority/(n) (2) exit/point of departure/(3) time to take action/
出典 [しゅってん] /(n) source (e.g. quotation)/authority/(P)/
準拠 [じゅんきょ] /(n,vs) basis/based on/conformance/conformity/authority (of)/standard/reference/(P)/
省庁 [しょうちょう] /(n) ministries and government offices/the authorities/(P)/
証明機関 [しょうめいきかん] /(n) (comp) certification authority/
証明権限者 [しょうめいけんげんしゃ] /(n) certifying authority/
上司 [じょうし] /(n) superior authorities/boss/(P)/
職権 [しょっけん] /(n) authority/commission/(P)/
職権乱用 [しょっけんらんよう] /(n) (yoji) abuse of (one's) authority/
振りかざす [ふりかざす] /(v5s,vt) (1) to raise (esp. overhead)/to brandish (e.g. sword)/to flourish/(2) to wield (e.g. power, authority)/to proclaim one's principles/
振り翳ざす [ふりかざす] /(v5s,vt) (1) to raise (esp. overhead)/to brandish (e.g. sword)/to flourish/(2) to wield (e.g. power, authority)/to proclaim one's principles/
振り翳す [ふりかざす] /(v5s,vt) (1) to raise (esp. overhead)/to brandish (e.g. sword)/to flourish/(2) to wield (e.g. power, authority)/to proclaim one's principles/
神威 [しんい] /(n) god's majesty/god's authority/might of Heaven/
親権 [しんけん] /(n) parental authority/
親権者 [しんけんしゃ] /(n) person exercising parental authority/
親風を吹かす [おやかぜをふかす] /(exp,v5s) to exercise parental authority/
人事院 [じんじいん] /(n) National Personnel Authority/(P)/
垂れ込み [たれこみ] /(n) tip-off/squealing (to authorities)/
嵩に着る [かさにきる] /(iK) (exp,v1) to wear the mantle of (borrowed) authority and misuse it/
勢 [いきおい] /(io) (adv,n) (1) force/vigor/vigour/energy/spirit/life/(2) influence/authority/power/might/(3) impetus/momentum/course (of events)/(n-adv) (4) naturally/necessarily/
勢い [いきおい] /(adv,n) (1) force/vigor/vigour/energy/spirit/life/(2) influence/authority/power/might/(3) impetus/momentum/course (of events)/(n-adv) (4) naturally/necessarily/(P)/
勢いを振るう [いきおいをふるう] /(exp,v5u) to wield power/to exercise authority/
絶対権力 [ぜったいけんりょく] /(n) absolute authority or power (over someone or something)/
専断 [せんだん] /(n,vs,adj-na,adj-no) arbitrary decision/on one's own authority/arbitrariness/
専断横行 [せんだんおうこう] /(n) (yoji) prevalence of arbitrariness/rife with arbitrary decisions (acting on one's own authority)/
専門家 [せんもんか] /(n) specialist/expert/professional/authority/pundit/(P)/
全権 [ぜんけん] /(n) plenipotentiary powers/full authority/(P)/
僧綱 [そうごう] /(n) (arch) ancient Buddhist ecclesiastical authority/Office of Monastic Affairs/
捜査当局 [そうさとうきょく] /(n) investigating authorities/law enforcement authority/
其の筋 [そのすじ] /(n) (1) that field/(2) the authorities (esp. the police)/
泰山北斗 [たいざんほくと] /(n) (yoji) a great authority/
泰斗 [たいと] /(n) (abbr) a great authority/
代理権 [だいりけん] /(n) agency/(attorney's) authority of representation/
大権 [たいけん] /(n) supreme authority/
単独親権 [たんどくしんけん] /(n) sole custody/sole parental authority/
地方自治体 [ちほうじちたい] /(n) local authority/local government/locality/local self-governing body/municipality/(P)/
通 [つう] /(adj-na,n-suf) (1) connoisseur/authority/(ctr) (2) counter for letters, notes, documents, etc./(P)/
通がる [つうがる] /(v5r) to act like a know-it-all/to pretend you know everything/to fancy one is an authority/
通ぶる [つうぶる] /(v5r) to act like a know-it-all/to pretend you know everything/to fancy one is an authority/
鶴の一声 [つるのひとこえ] /(exp) final word/voice of authority/authoritative pronouncement/
定評 [ていひょう] /(n) established opinion/established reputation/acknowledged authority/recognized scholar/(P)/
典拠 [てんきょ] /(n) (an) authority/(a) source/(written) reference/
天威 [てんい] /(n) imperial authority/imperial majesty/
当該 [とうがい] /(adj-no) appropriate (e.g. authorities)/concerned/relevant/said/aforementioned/competent/applicable/respective/
当該官庁 [とうがいかんちょう] /(n) proper authorities/authorities concerned/
当局 [とうきょく] /(n,adj-no) (1) authorities/(2) this office/(P)/
当局者 [とうきょくしゃ] /(n) authority (person)/
当路 [とうろ] /(n) the authorities/
統帥権 [とうすいけん] /(n) supreme command authority (of the emperor)/
踏み絵 [ふみえ] /(n) tablet bearing Christian images, on which Edo-period authorities forced suspected Christians to trample/(P)/
踏絵 [ふみえ] /(n) tablet bearing Christian images, on which Edo-period authorities forced suspected Christians to trample/
頭があがらない [あたまがあがらない] /(exp,adj-i) to be no match for (e.g. outclassed in authority, strength or in debt to)/to be unable to act on an equal basis with/
頭が上がらない [あたまがあがらない] /(exp,adj-i) to be no match for (e.g. outclassed in authority, strength or in debt to)/to be unable to act on an equal basis with/
同署 [どうしょ] /(n) the (above-mentioned) authorities/police (from said station)/
独断専行 [どくだんせんこう] /(n,vs) (yoji) acting arbitrarily on one's own authority/acting arbitrarily without consultation/
届ける [とどける] /(v1,vt) (1) to deliver/to forward/to send/(2) to report/to notify/to file notice (to the authorities)/to give notice/to register/(P)/
届け出伝染病 [とどけいででんせんびょう] /(n) infectious disease which by law a physician must report to the authorities within 24 hours of diagnosis/
認証局 [にんしょうきょく] /(n) (comp) Certificate Authority/
配す [はいす] /(v5s,vt) (1) to distribute/to arrange/to allot (to a position of authority, etc.)/(2) to arrange/to lay out (as in decorating)/(3) to marry off/(4) to exile/to banish/
配する [はいする] /(vs-s,vt) (1) to distribute/to arrange/to allot (to a position of authority, etc.)/(2) to arrange/to lay out (as in decorating)/(3) (arch) to marry off/(4) (arch) to exile/to banish/
白紙委任 [はくしいにん] /(n,vs) (yoji) carte blanche/blank check/blank cheque/unconditional authority/
発行官庁 [はっこうかんちょう] /(n) issuing authority/
発行機関 [はっこうきかん] /(n) issuing authority/
盤踞 [ばんきょ] /(n,vs) (1) becoming firmly established/putting down strong roots/(2) exercising authority/being dominant/holding sway/(3) settling in a coiled shape/
罷免権 [ひめんけん] /(n) authority to dismiss someone (from a position)/
表見代理 [ひょうけんだいり] /(n) apparent authority/
風を吹かす [かぜをふかす] /(exp,v5s) to exercise one's authority as a (noun)/to act as a (noun)/
幅を利かせる [はばをきかせる] /(exp,v1) to throw one's weight around/to exercise one's authority/to make one's presence felt/
分権 [ぶんけん] /(n) decentralization of authority/decentralisation of authority/(P)/
兵権 [へいけん] /(n) military authority/
返納 [へんのう] /(n,vs) returning (to the authorities)/restoring/
命名機関 [めいめいきかん] /(n) (comp) naming-authority/
妄りに [みだりに] /(adv) (1) without authority/(2) without reason/unnecessarily/(3) recklessly/indiscriminately/arbitrarily/
要路 [ようろ] /(n) (1) main or important road/(2) influential or important position/the authorities/
濫りに [みだりに] /(adv) (1) without authority/(2) without reason/unnecessarily/(3) recklessly/indiscriminately/arbitrarily/
力 [ちから] /(n) (1) force/strength/might/vigour (vigor)/energy/(2) capability/ability/proficiency/capacity/faculty/(3) efficacy/effect/(4) effort/endeavours (endeavors)/exertions/(5) power/authority/influence/good offices/agency/(6) support/help/aid/assistance/(7) stress/emphasis/(8) means/resources/(P)/
連邦当局 [れんぽうとうきょく] /(n) federal authorities/
老大家 [ろうたいか] /(n) venerable authority/elderly master/
僭上越権 [せんじょうえっけん] /(n) (yoji) exceeding (overstepping) one's powers (competence, authority)/abuse of one's legal authority/acting ultra vires/
屆ける [とどける] /(oK) (v1,vt) (1) to deliver/to forward/to send/(2) to report/to notify/to file notice (to the authorities)/to give notice/to register/
擅断 [せんだん] /(n,vs,adj-na,adj-no) arbitrary decision/on one's own authority/arbitrariness/
猥りに [みだりに] /(adv) (1) without authority/(2) without reason/unnecessarily/(3) recklessly/indiscriminately/arbitrarily/
睨みがきく [にらみがきく] /(exp,v5k) (obsc) to have authority (over)/
睨みが利く [にらみがきく] /(exp,v5k) (obsc) to have authority (over)/
睨みを利かせる [にらみをきかせる] /(exp,v1) to have authority over/to exercise one's authority (over)/
蟠踞 [ばんきょ] /(n,vs) (1) becoming firmly established/putting down strong roots/(2) exercising authority/being dominant/holding sway/(3) settling in a coiled shape/
What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this? 「あなたがこのような事をするからには、どんなしるしを私たちに見せてくれるのですか。」
I don't have the authority to give you the green light. あなたに許可を与える権限はありません。
He is an authority on physics. あの人は物理学の大家です。
It is necessary to obtain the sanction of the authorities to enter this building. この建物に入るには当局の許可を得る必要がある。
I heard it on good authority. そのことは確かな筋から聞いた。
The doctor is a great authority children's diseases. その医者は子供の病気に関して著名な権威だ。
The doctor is great authority on children's diseases. その医者は子供の病気に関して著名権威だ。
The scholar is an authority on fiscal policy. その学者は財政政策の権威である。
That professor is an authority on Shakespeare. その教授はシェイクスピアの権威である。
The teacher has no authority with his students. その先生は生徒にぜんぜんにらみがきかない。
I have read a good many books to discover what the authorities had to say that made the matter a little plainer. その問題をもう少しわかりやすくしてくれる、どんなことを権威者が述べているのか知ろうと、私はとてもたくさんの本を読んできた。
Getting rid of garbage has become a major headache for the authorities. ゴミ処理は当局の主な頭痛の種となっている。
Napoleon was a man of authority. ナポレオンは権威がある男だった。
Ritsuko is something of an authority on the subject. リツコはその問題については相当の権威者です。
Only after a century and a half of confusion was the royal authority restored. 一世紀半混乱が続いた後に、やっと国王の権威が回復された。
By what authority do you order me to do this? 何の権威であなたは私にこれをしろと命令するのか。
The students revolted against authority. 学生たちは権威に反抗した。
Teachers shouldn't fall back on their authority. 教師は自らの権威を頼みとしてはならない。
The widespread application of administrative guidance is considered to be a uniquely Japanese practice in which bureaucrats exert authority, without any legal backing, telling the private sector what to do and what not to do. 行政指導が広範囲に用いられることは、日本特有のやり方だと考えられている。これにより、完了は民間に対して、ああしろ、こうしろ、ああするな、こうするな、という強い権限を法律の裏づけなしに行使することができる。
My brother's an authority on philosophy. 私の兄は哲学の権威だ。
My brother is an authority on philosophy. 私の兄は哲学の権威者だ。
My elder brother is a philosophical authority person. 私の兄は哲学の権威者である。
For the boy, his father represented authority. 少年にとって父親は権威だった。
Abuse one's authority. 職権を乱用する。
To persuade somebody that your recommendation is reasonable and wise, you have to give reasons and quote known examples and authorities. 人に自分の勧告が理由のあるものであり、賢明であることを説得するためには、理由を挙げ、知られた例や大家を引用しなければならない。
The political offender rebelled against the police authority. 政治犯は警察権力に反抗した。
The authorities sent in troops to quell the riot. 政府当局は暴動を鎮圧するために軍を出動させました。
The governor invested him with full authority. 長官は彼に全権を委任した。
The authorities started going into the case. 当局はその事件の調査に乗り出した。
The authorities have been hiding the facts from the public. 当局は事実を大衆から隠してきた。
The authorities managed to stabilize the currency. 当局は自国の通貨を何とかして安定させた。
The authorities managed to stabilize the currency. 当局は自国の通貨を何とか安定させた。
The authorities managed to stabilize the currency. 当局は自国の通貨を何とか安定された。
The authorities are striving in vain to stabilize the currency. 当局は通貨を安定させようと懸命だが、どうにもならない。
The authorities are trying to dispel the doubts about his death. 当局は彼の死についての疑惑を解き明かそうとしている。
Our university authorities are considering the admission of handicapped students. 当大学では身体障害者の受け入れを検討しているところだ。
The Japanese fiscal authorities are weighing measures to restore public confidence in their economic management. 日本の財政当局は経済運営に対する国民の信頼を回復するため手段を考慮中である。
Japanese people tend to rely on established authority. 日本人は規制の権威にもたれかかろうとする傾向がある。
He has got both authority and ability. 彼には権力も能力も備わっている。
He is a recognized authority on the subject. 彼はその道の大家です。
He is the last man to submit to authority. 彼はなかなか権威に屈するような男ではない。
He is a good enough authority on jazz. 彼はジャズに関しては十分信頼できる権威者だ。
He is an authority on criminal law. 彼は刑法の権威だ。
He is a great authority on economics. 彼は経済学の大家です。
He delegated his authority to his competent assistant. 彼は権限を腕利きの助手に委任した。
He succumbed to authority. 彼は権力に屈した。
He has no authority with over his own children. 彼は子供に対して親のにらみがきかない。
He abuses his authority. 彼は職権を乱用する。
He is the foremost authority on heart surgery. 彼は心臓外科の第一人者だ。
He is an authority of the humanities study. 彼は人文学の権威だ。
He is an authority on China. 彼は中国に関する権威だ。
He was a great authority on astronomy, or the science of the heavenly bodies. 彼は天文学、即ち天文の学問の偉大な権威であった。
He has no authority over his staff members. 彼は部下に対する権威がない、部下に対して睨みがきかない。
The school authorities started to take action at their request. 彼らの要請に応じて学校側が動き出した。
They looked on him as an authority. 彼らは彼を権威者とみなした。
He gave me authority to fire them. 彼らを解雇する権限をくれた。
She is looked on as the leading authority on the subject. 彼女はこの問題に関して第一人者と目されている。
The consultant, who is under the authority of the Chancellor, gives the committee advice on important questions. 顧問は学長を推戴し、本会の重要事項に関し諮問に応じる。
{adj: able} (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something "able to swim" "she was able to program her computer" "we were at last able to buy a car" "able to get a grant for the project" <-> unable
{adj: absolute, conclusive} expressing finality with no implication of possible change "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority" "inability to make a conclusive refusal"
{adj: acquiescent, biddable} willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
{adj: agreed, in agreement} united by being of the same opinion "agreed in their distrust of authority"
{adj: amenable} liable to answer to a higher authority " the president is amenable to the constitutional court"
{adj: answerable} morally or legally responsible to a higher authority "parents are answerable for their child's acts"
{adj: appropriated, condemned, confiscate, confiscated, seized, taken over} taken without permission or consent especially by public authority "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf" "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"
{adj: approved, sanctioned} established by authority; given authoritative approval "a list of approved candidates"
{adj: arbitrative} relating to or having the authority to arbitrate "an arbitrative board"
{adj: authoritative, authorized, authorised} sanctioned by established authority "an authoritative communique" "the authorized biography"
{adj: authoritative, classical, definitive} of recognized authority or excellence "the definitive work on Greece" "classical methods of navigation"
{adj: authoritative, important} having authority or ascendancy or influence "an important official" "the captain's authoritative manner"
{adj: authorized, authorised} endowed with authority <-> unauthorized
{adj: binding} executed with proper legal authority "a binding contract"
{adj: centralized, centralised} drawn toward a center or brought under the control of a central authority "centralized control of emergency relief efforts" "centralized government" <-> decentralized
{adj: centrifugal} tending away from centralization, as of authority "the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"
{adj: civil} applying to ordinary citizens "civil law" "civil authorities"
{adj: coercive} serving or intended to coerce "authority is directional instead of coercive"
{adj: collegial} characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues "collegial harmony" "a tendency to turn from collegial to one-man management"- Merle Fainsod
{adj: de facto, actual, factual} existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law" "a de facto state of war" <-> de jure
{adj: decentralized, decentralised} withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities "a decentralized school administration" <-> centralized
{adj: defiant, noncompliant} boldly resisting authority or an opposing force "brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude" <-> compliant
{adj: determined, dictated, set} determined or decided upon as by an authority "date and place are already determined" "the dictated terms of surrender" "the time set for the launching"
{adj: disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, rebellious} discontented as toward authority
{adj: disobedient, unruly} unwilling to submit to authority "unruly teenagers"
{adj: disobedient} not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority "disobedient children" <-> obedient
{adj: dominated} controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
{adj: empowered, sceptered, sceptred} invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
{adj: enlarged} expanded in scope "the enlarged authority of the committee"
{adj: established, constituted} brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established "the established social order" "distrust the constituted authority" "a team established as a member of a major league" "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer" "an established precedent" "the established Church" <-> unestablished
{adj: extraordinary} beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable "extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature" <-> ordinary
{adj: federal} characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities "a federal system like that of the United States" "federal governments often evolved out of confederations" <-> unitary
{adj: formal} characteristic of or befitting a person in authority "formal duties" "an official banquet"
{adj: fractious, refractory, recalcitrant} stubbornly resistant to authority or control "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness" "a refractory child"
{adj: free-thinking, latitudinarian, undogmatic, undogmatical} unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)
{adj: furnished, equipped} provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority) "a furnished apartment" "a completely furnished toolbox" <-> unfurnished
{adj: governmental} of or relating to the governing authorities "the core of a governmental system" "public confidence and governmental morale"
{adj: inquisitorial} having the authority to conduct official investigations "the inquisitorial power of the Senate"
{adj: insubordinate, resistant, resistive} disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
{adj: insubordinate} not submissive to authority "a history of insubordinate behavior" "insubordinate boys" <-> subordinate
{adj: insurgent, seditious, subversive} in opposition to a civil authority or government
{adj: intra vires} within the legal power or authority or a person or official or body etc <-> ultra vires
{adj: invested, invested with} officially endowed with authority or power "by the Constitution...the president is invested with certain...powers"- John Marshall
{adj: liberalistic} having or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual; favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority
{adj: localized, localised} made local or oriented locally "a decentralized and localized political authority"
{adj: local} relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area "local taxes" "local authorities" <-> national
{adj: obedient} dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority "an obedient soldier" "obedient children" "a little man obedient to his wife" "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke <-> disobedient
{adj: obligational} relating or constituting or qualified to create a legal or financial obligation "obligational authority"
{adj: official} having official authority or sanction "official permission" "an official representative" <-> unofficial
{adj: political} of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power "political opinions"
{adj: potent, strong} having or wielding force or authority "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
{adj: ratified, sanctioned} formally approved and invested with legal authority
{adj: rebellious} resisting control or authority "temperamentally rebellious" "a rebellious crew"
{adj: recalcitrant} marked by stubborn resistance to authority "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
{adj: recognized, recognised} provided with a secure reputation "a recognized authority"
{adj: recusant} refusing to submit to authority "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
{adj: regnant, reigning, ruling} exercising power or authority
{adj: ruled} subject to a ruling authority "the ruled mass"
{adj: sacerdotal} of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism "sacerdotal emphasis on the authority of priests"
{adj: satellite} surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power "a city and its satellite communities"
{adj: semiofficial} having some official authority or sanction
{adj: sovereign, supreme} greatest in status or authority or power "a supreme tribunal"
{adj: standard} established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence "a standard reference work" <-> nonstandard
{adj: subordinate} subject or submissive to authority or the control of another "a subordinate kingdom" <-> insubordinate
{adj: subservient} compliant and obedient to authority "editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw
{adj: totalitarian} characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control "a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr.
{adj: ultra vires} beyond the legal power or authority of a person or official or body etc "an ultra vires contract" <-> intra vires
{adj: unauthorized, unauthorised} not endowed with authority <-> authorized
{adj: uncontested} not disputed and not made the object of contention or competition "uncontested authority" <-> contested
{adj: undefined, vague} not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished "an undefined term" "undefined authority" "some undefined sense of excitement" "vague feelings of sadness" "a vague uneasiness" <-> defined
{adj: under} lower in rank, power, or authority "an under secretary"
{adj: unitary} characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority "a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government" <-> federal
{adj: unofficial} not having official authority or sanction "a sort of unofficial mayor" "an unofficial estimate" "he participated in an unofficial capacity" <-> official
{adj: unquestionable} incapable of being questioned "unquestionable authority" <-> questionable
{adj: unratified} lacking legal authority "the unratified Equal Right Amendment"
{adj: unstructured} lacking definite structure or organization "an unstructured situation with no one in authority" "a neighborhood gang with a relatively unstructured system" "children in an unstructured environment often feel insecure" "unstructured inkblots" <-> structured
{adj: weak} not having authority, political strength, or governing power "a weak president"
{adv: authentically, genuinely} genuinely; with authority "it is authentically British"
{adv: better, best} from a position of superiority or authority "father knows best" "I know better."
{adv: broad-mindedly} in a broad-minded manner "the authorities broad-mindedly permitted the opening of a center for teenagers" <-> narrow-mindedly
{adv: ex cathedra} with the full authority of the office "the pope must speak ex cathedra for an encyclical to be infallible"
{adv: narrow-mindedly, small-mindedly} in a narrow-minded manner "narrow-mindedly, the authorities closed down the cafe where teenagers used to hang out" <-> broad-mindedly
{adv: politically} with regard to social relationships involving authority "politically correct clothing"
{adv: ultra vires} beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority
{n: Adapid, Adapid group} extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
{n: Algeripithecus minutus} tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid
{n: Allied Command Atlantic, ACLANT} a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council
{n: Counter Reformation} the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits
{n: Crown} the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy "the colonies revolted against the Crown"
{n: Culbertson, Ely Culbertson} United States authority on contract bridge whose books helped to popularize the game (1891-1955)
{n: Haredi} any of several sects of Orthodox Judaism that reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel
{n: Henry II} first Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarreled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the crown over the church (1133-1189)
{n: High Church, High Anglican Church} a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
{n: Innocent XI, Benedetto Odescalchi} Italian pope from 1676 to 1689 whose papacy was marked by the struggle with Louis XIV of France over papal authority over French Catholics; known for saintliness and canonized in 1956 (1611-1689)
{n: Karaites} a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century
{n: Leo I, St. Leo I, Leo the Great} Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
{n: Mennonitism} system of beliefs and practices including belief in scriptural authority; plain dress; adult baptism; foot washing; restriction of marriage to members of the group
{n: North Atlantic Council, NAC} a council consisting of permanent representatives of all the member countries of NATO; has political authority and powers of decision
{n: Omomyid, Omomyid group} extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
{n: Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO} a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
{n: Palestine National Authority, Palestinian National Authority, Palestine Authority} combines the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under a political unit with limited autonomy and a police force; created in 1993 by an agreement between Israel and the PLO
{n: Pasternak, Boris Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich Pasternak} Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
{n: Robert, Henry M. Robert, Henry Martyn Robert} United States parliamentary authority and author (in 1876) of Robert's Rules of Order (1837-1923)
{n: Spanish Inquisition} an inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries) "the Spanish Inquisition was administered by both civil and church authorities which gave it ultimate power" "Torquemada was the inquisitor general for the Spanish Inquisition"
{n: Talmud} the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
{n: Uniat Church, Uniate Church} any of several churches in eastern Europe or the Middle East that acknowledge papal authority but retain their own liturgy
{n: Vedist} a scholar of or an authority on the Vedas
{n: abrogator} an authority or official empowered to abolish or annul or repeal
{n: administrative hearing} a hearing that takes place outside the judicial process before hearing examiners who have been granted judicial authority specifically for the purpose of conducting such hearings
{n: agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority} an administrative unit of government "the Central Intelligence Agency" "the Census Bureau" "Office of Management and Budget" "Tennessee Valley Authority"
{n: allocator, distributor} a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion
{n: approver} an authority with power to approve
{n: arbiter, supreme authority} someone with the power to settle matters at will "she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion"
{n: assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness} freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular" "after that failure he lost his confidence" "she spoke with authority"
{n: authority figure} someone who is regarded as an authority by someone else
{n: authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so} the power or right to give orders or make decisions "he has the authority to issue warrants" "deputies are given authorization to make arrests" "a place of potency in the state"
{n: authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction} official permission or approval "authority for the program was renewed several times"
{n: authority} (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others "the authorities have issued a curfew"
{n: authority} an authoritative written work "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
{n: authority} an expert whose views are taken as definitive "he is an authority on corporate law"
{n: authorizer, authoriser} an authority who authorizes (people or actions) "the agents report back to their authorizers"
{n: autocracy} a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
{n: autonomy, liberty} immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
{n: ayatollah} a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
{n: baton} a short staff carried by some officials to symbolize an office or an authority
{n: bishop} a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
{n: bylaw, bye law} a rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs
{n: carte blanche} complete freedom or authority to act
{n: central bank} a government monetary authority that issues currency and regulates the supply of credit and holds the reserves of other banks and sells new issues of securities for the government
{n: chief financial officer, CFO} the corporate executive having financial authority to make appropriations and authorize expenditures for a firm
{n: church-state} a state ruled by religious authority
{n: civil authority} a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs
{n: coercion} the act of compelling by force of authority
{n: color of law, colour of law} a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law "the plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights"
{n: commander} someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
{n: command} a position of highest authority "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
{n: command} the power or authority to command "an admiral in command"
{n: commission plan} a municipal government that combines legislative and executive authority in the members of a commission
{n: commission, commissioning} the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
{n: computer expert, computer guru} an authority on computers and computing
{n: constable} a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
{n: contempt} a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
{n: contumacy} obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority
{n: council tax} a tax levied on households by local authorities; based on the estimated value of the property and the number of people living in it
{n: count palatine} a count who exercised royal authority in his own domains
{n: devolution, devolvement} the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
{n: direct-grant school} formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities
{n: disaffection} disloyalty to the government or to established authority "the widespread disaffection of the troops"
{n: dominion, rule} dominance or power through legal authority "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa" "the rule of Caesar"
{n: dragoman} an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)
{n: emancipation} freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
{n: empire} a group of countries under a single authority "the British empire"
{n: enabling legislation} legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law
{n: envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary} a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
{n: ethnarch} the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority "the election of Makarios III to archbishop gave him the status of the ethnarch of Cyprus"
{n: evaluator, judge} an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
{n: exaction} act of demanding or levying by force or authority "exaction of tribute" "exaction of various dues and fees"
{n: exception} grounds for adverse criticism "his authority is beyond exception"
{n: exile, deportee} expelled from home or country by authority
{n: expropriation} taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)
{n: extortion} unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority) "the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty"
{n: false imprisonment} (law) confinement without legal authority
{n: fatwa} a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
{n: federal court} a court establish by the authority of a federal government
{n: fixer, influence peddler} someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
{n: generalship, generalcy} the office and authority of a general
{n: genus Mononychus} authorities disagree over whether to classify the genus as bird or dinosaur
{n: good authority} testimony by someone who should know "I have it on good authority"
{n: government, authorities, regime} the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit "the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
{n: government, governing, governance, government activity} the act of governing; exercising authority "regulations for the governing of state prisons" "he had considerable experience of government"
{n: great seal} the principal seal of a government, symbolizing authority or sovereignty
{n: handover} act of relinquishing property or authority etc "the handover of occupied territory"
{n: hatchery} a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs) "the park authorities operated a trout hatchery"
{n: high priest} a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine "he's the high priest of contemporary jazz"
{n: historian, historiographer} a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
{n: home help} a person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)
{n: imam, imaum} (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
{n: imperialism} any instance of aggressive extension of authority
{n: imperium} supreme authority; absolute dominion
{n: insubordination} defiance of authority <-> subordination
{n: insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel} a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
{n: insurrectionism} the principle of revolt against constituted authority
{n: intifada, intifadah} an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000 "the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993"
{n: law, jurisprudence} the collection of rules imposed by authority "civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
{n: liturgist} an authority on liturgies
{n: local authority} an administrative unit of local government
{n: lordship} the authority of a lord
{n: lynch mob} a mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authority
{n: mace} a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
{n: mandator} an authority who issues a mandate
{n: mantle} the cloak as a symbol of authority "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
{n: master file, main file} (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
{n: master, professional} an authority qualified to teach apprentices
{n: memorial} a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
{n: military officer, officer} any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
{n: mint} a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
{n: monarchy} an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
{n: muscle} authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way) "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
{n: mutineer} someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
{n: mutiny} open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
{n: name} by the sanction or authority of "halt in the name of the law"
{n: national censorship} censorship under civil authority of communications entering or leaving of crossing the borders of the United States or its territories or possessions
{n: nihilism} complete denial of all established authority and institutions
{n: officer, ship's officer} a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
{n: office} a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities "the offices of the mass"
{n: official immunity} personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
{n: oppression} the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
{n: oppressor} a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
{n: overlord, master, lord} a person who has general authority over others
{n: paramountcy} the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority
{n: pasha, pacha} a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt
{n: politics, political relation} social relations involving authority or power
{n: power of appointment} authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
{n: power, force} one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority "the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"
{n: priest} a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
{n: principal, school principal, head teacher, head} the educator who has executive authority for a school "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
{n: puppet government, puppet state, pupet regime} a government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed
{n: quo warranto} a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty
{n: rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising} organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
{n: rebellion} refusal to accept some authority or code or convention "each generation must have its own rebellion" "his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
{n: recusancy} refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England
{n: redevelopment authority} a public administrative unit given responsibility for the renovation of blighted urban areas
{n: regulatory agency, regulatory authority} a governmental agency that regulates businesses in the public interest
{n: reign, sovereignty} royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
{n: rent-rebate} a rebate on rent given by a local government authority
{n: representation} the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
{n: repudiation} refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities) "the repudiation of the debt by the city"
{n: request, petition, postulation} a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
{n: requisition} the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use
{n: revocation} the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done "the revocation of a law"
{n: rioter} troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
{n: ruling class, people in power} the class of people exerting power or authority
{n: scepter, sceptre} the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
{n: seat} a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
{n: sedition} an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
{n: seigniory, seigneury, feudal lordship} the position and authority of a feudal lord
{n: sheriff's sale, execution sale, judicial sale, forced sale} a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy and unpaid obligation
{n: sire} a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
{n: sovereignty} the authority of a state to govern another state
{n: special agent} someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform <-> general agent
{n: subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier} an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
{n: subpoena, subpoena ad testificandum} a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
{n: summons, process} a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
{n: supplication, plea} a humble request for help from someone in authority
{n: suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling} forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority "the suppression of heresy" "the quelling of the rebellion" "the stifling of all dissent"
{n: suzerainty} the position or authority of a suzerain "under the suzerainty of..."
{n: triumvirate} a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
{n: triumvir} one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome
{n: ultramontane} a Roman Catholic who advocates ultramontanism (supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline)
{n: ultramontanism} (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope
{n: usurpation} wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority) "a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
{n: vicariate, vicarship} the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
{n: withdrawer} an authority who withdraws permission
{v: acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know} accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne" "We do not recognize your gods"
{v: appear} present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority "He had to appear in court last month" "She appeared on several charges of theft"
{v: assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate} seize and take control without authority and possibly with force ; take as one's right or possession "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
{v: call the shots, call the tune, wear the trousers} exercise authority or be in charge "Who is calling the shots in this house?"
{v: charge} instruct or command with authority "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
{v: check} verify by consulting a source or authority "check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"
{v: corroborate, underpin, bear out, support} support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
{v: diminish, belittle} lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of "don't belittle your colleagues"
{v: direct} command with authority "He directed the children to do their homework"
{v: divest, disinvest} deprive of status or authority "he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights" <-> invest
{v: empower, authorise, authorize} give or delegate power or authority to "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
{v: extradite, deliver, deport} hand over to the authorities of another country "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there"
{v: federalize, federalise} put under the control and authority of a federal government
{v: govern, rule} exercise authority over ; as of nations "Who is governing the country now?"
{v: hesitate, waver, waffle} pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
{v: impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize} take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority "The FBI seized the drugs" "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment" "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
{v: invest, clothe, adorn} furnish with power or authority ; of kings or emperors
{v: invest, vest, enthrone} provide with power and authority "They vested the council with special rights" <-> divest
{v: invoke, appeal} cite as an authority ; resort to "He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"
{v: mandate} assign authority to
{v: mutiny} engage in a mutiny against an authority
{v: oppress, suppress, crush} come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority "The government oppresses political activists"
{v: ordain, enact} order by virtue of superior authority ; decree "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews" "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
{v: ordain} invest with ministerial or priestly authority "The minister was ordained only last month"
{v: order, tell, enjoin, say} give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority "I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"
{v: remit, remand, send back} refer (a matter or legal case) to another committe or authority or court for decision
{v: report} announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city" "The team reported significant advances in their research"
{v: report} make known to the authorities "One student reported the other to the principal"
{v: requisition} demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service <-> derequisition
{v: return} submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority "submit a bill to a legislative body"
{v: rule, decree} decide with authority "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
{v: sanction} give authority or permission to
{v: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb} to put down by force or authority "suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"
{v: vest} place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
{v: wield, exert, maintain} of power or authority


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