Student Thesaurus

One entry found for authority.
Entry Word: authority
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field <the leading authority on neural anatomy> -- see EXPERT
2 lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation) <the sheriff had authority over the whole county> -- see RULE 2
3 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <speaks with a persuasive authority on matters of public health> -- see INFLUENCE 1
4 the right or means to command or control others <by the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you married> -- see POWER 1