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authority  

EN[ɔːˈθɒɹəti]
US
Fautorité WAutorité
  • L'autorité est le pouvoir de commander, d'être obéi.
  • L'autorité est considérée comme distincte de l'autoritarisme, qui est un trait de caractère.
  • NomPLauthoritiesPREaut-SUF-ity
    1. NU The power to enforce rules or give orders.
      1. I have the authority to penalise the staff in my department, but not the authority to sack them. ‎
      2. She lost all her respect and authority after turning up drunk to the meeting. ‎
      3. Respect my authority! ‎
    2. (used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government.
      1. The case was that of a murder. It had an element of mystery about it, however, which was puzzling the authorities. A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff.
    3. NC A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.
      1. the world's foremost authority on orangutans
  • Plus d'exemples
    1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
      • Other areas over which the US Government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility
      • His timidiness prevented him from challenging authority or asking his boss for a raise.
      • The authorities are trying to crack down on drunk driving during the holidays.
    2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
      • Authority figures have a history of weaseling on this topic.
    3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
      • He came by boat to Australia, and lived in the community for three years before being redetained by immigration authorities.
      • Eventually I was promoted, and a small team of recruits came under my authority.

Meaning of authority for the defined word.

Grammaticalement, ce mot "authority" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum.
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    1. Noms
      • Noms Dénombrable
        • Singularia tantum
          • Noms Indénombrable
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