authoritynounuk /ɔːˈθɒr.ə.ti/ us /əˈθɔːr.ə.t̬i/
authority noun (POWER)
- A good teacher has an easy authority over a class.
- Our new administrator seems to be trying to stamp her authority on every aspect of the department.
- The prime minister succeeded in surviving the challenge to his authority.
- He has no respect for authority whatsoever.
- Children challenge their parents' authority far more nowadays than they did in the past.
authority noun (EXPERT)