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authority

Authority is a 9 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter Y for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(n.) Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as the authority of a prince over subjects and of parents over children; the authority of a court.
(n.) Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.
(n.) The power derived from opinion respect or esteem; influence of character office or station or mental or moral superiority and the like; claim to be believed or obeyed; as an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.
(n.) That which or one who is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions actions measures etc.
(n.) Testimony; witness.

Syllable Information

The word authority is a 9 letter word that has 4 syllable 's . The syllable division for authority is: au-thor-i-ty



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