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Noun

Singular
authority

Plural
authorit

authority (authorit)
  1. (uncountable) The power to enforce rules or give orders.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Persons in command; specifically, government.
  3. (countable) A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.

Quotations

  • 1930 September 18, Albert Einstein, as quoted in Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (1988) by Banesh Hoffman
    To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.

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