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authority
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 8
3. That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, actions, measures, etc.
5. A precedent; a decision of a court, an official declaration, or an opinion, saying, or statement worthy to be taken as a precedent.
6. A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book.
8. 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 court.
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