(noun) The power or right to make and enforce rules such as laws or public policy from a source that people consider legitimate.
Example: A government, a teacher, or the police.
Audio Pronunciation: (au·thor·i·ty)
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- Plural: authorities
- Authority used in a sentence: When the police officers turned on their siren, I obeyed their authority and pulled my car to the side of the road.
- An (adjective) authoritative or (adjective) authoritarian (adverb) authoritatively source grants (noun) authorization.