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Authority - Fumo. Matimba

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Definition of authority
- Authority n
- The power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests" [syn: {authorization}, {authorisation}, {dominance}, {say-so}]
- (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
- An expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
- Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority" [syn: {assurance}, {self-assurance}, {confidence}, {self-confidence}, {sureness}]
- An administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" [syn: {agency}, {federal agency}, {government agency}, {bureau}, {office}]
- Official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times" [syn: {authorization}, {authorisation}, {sanction}]
- An authoritative written work; "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
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