authority

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authority


Authority is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
authority

Plural
authorities

  1. (uncountable) To have authority means to have the power to make a decision.
    This judge has the authority to throw you in jail.
  2. (countable) If you are an authority on something, many people think you know very, very much about it.
    The Pope is the highest authority in the Catholic church.

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