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authority

noun   /ɔːˈθɒr·ə·ti/
[no plural] the official power to make decisions or control people autoridad
( plural authorities) an official group with the power to control a particular public service autoridad a health authority
(Definition of authority from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

authority

noun /oːˈθorəti/ ( plural authorities)
the power or right to do something autoridad He gave me authority to act on his behalf.
a person who is an expert, or a book that can be referred to, on a particular subject autoridad He is an authority on Roman history.
(usually in plural ) the person or people who have power in an administration etc autoridades The authorities would not allow public meetings.
a natural quality in a person which makes him able to control and influence people autoridad a man of authority.
authoritarian adjective
considering obedience to authority more important than personal freedom autoritario an authoritarian government.
authoritative /-tətiv, (American) -teitiv/ adjective
said or written by an expert or a person in authority autorizada an authoritative opinion.
authoritatively /əˈθoritətivli; American əˈθoːriˌteitivliː/ adverb
Autoritaviamente She spoke authoritatively on the subject.
(Definition of authority from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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