power to give orders and make others obey
person or group having the power to give orders or take action
person with special knowledge
"he has the authority to issue warrants"
"deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
"a place of potency in the state"
"the authorities have issued a curfew"
"he is an authority on corporate law"
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"
"after that failure he lost his confidence"
"she spoke with authority"
"the Central Intelligence Agency"
"the Census Bureau"
"Office of Management and Budget"
"Tennessee Valley Authority"
"authority for the program was renewed several times"
"this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
If ever you find yourselves set in positions of authority.
出自： J. Ruskin
You conspired with the students to weaken the authority of the senior staff.
出自： D. Lodge
He used to be considered an authority on American history.