traditional authority

(noun) “[P]ower legitimized on the basis of long-standing customs” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: traditional authorities
  • A type of authority.

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Power and Authority. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42912/1.2/).