Synonyms for authority:
greatness, headship, regimentation, use, yearbook, luminary, misery memoir, picture book, royalty, anthology, past master, remainder, licentiate, generalist, admittance, brain trust, grammar, electronic book, hymn book, hymnal, grad, atlas, compendium, oligopoly, exemption, page-turner, technocrat, coffee-table book, studbook, the forefront, dictionary, special interest, instruction manual, the Guinness Book of Records, paperback, prospectus, gentlewoman, pundit, literati, tome, hagiography, blook, hardcover, apron strings, informed consent, bible, leadership, the intelligentsia, patriarchy, cookbook, literature, rulebook, biography, chapter book, cognoscenti, basis, supervision, memoir, paternalism, hierarchy, observer, cookery book, pharmacopoeia, clearance, bodice ripper, pocket veto, reprint, quarto, songbook, dominion, toleration, the old boy network, bestseller, encyclopedia, governorship, power play, coursebook, kahuna, free rein, parliament, enforcement, veto, reference book, almanac, the statute book, softback, dismissal, powerhouse, guild, first edition, dab hand, release, booklet, approval, handbook, thesaurus, graded reader, old-timer, mallam, pamphlet, autobiography, hardback, lordship, presentation copy, power trip, bully pulpit.
directory, clutch, text, folio, critic, federation, hired gun, pullout, monopoly, monolith, cabinet, miscellany, competency, gospel, dispensation, department, dictation, catalog, class act, veteran, publication, textbook, manual, setup, collector, king, assumption, official, jurisdiction, high priestess, Storybook, elite, throne, warhorse, blessing, chair, the last word, access, high priest, nonprofit, blue book, tooth, symposium, tutorial, admission, primer, ace, force majeure, muscle, annual, Ph.D., sister.
Sense 1 (noun)
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Sense 3 (noun)
greatness, leadership, administration (of an estate), bureaucracy, oligopoly, monopoly, cabinet.
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Sense 8 (noun)
enfranchisement, might, charge, Prepotency, clout, privilege, bureau, purview, force, prerogative, domination, say-so, sanction, mandate, government agency, precedence, authorisation, license, entitlement, stature, prestige, sureness, sway, mightiness, faculty, influence, birthright, power, scepter, puissance, seniority, assurance, mastery, rank, authorization, command, strength, agency, steam, sovereignty, control, right, credential, office, confidence, dominance, superiority, federal agency, self-confidence, primacy, empowerment, self-assurance, commission, kingship, powerfulness, title, cogency, punch, potency.
expert, animate or inanimate (noun)
head, leader, ruler, senior, captain, kingpin, chief, star, guru, master, principal, mandarin, abbot, landlady, maestro, commandant, president, mother, manager, commander, headmaster, proprietress, executive, headmistress, governor, mahatma, sire, squire, quartermaster, dean, proprietor, officer, lord, landlord, titleholder, director.
power, control (noun)
government, clout, domination, credit, mastery, prerogative, jurisdiction, right, powerhouse, influence, rule, sway, force, ascendancy, warrant, say-so, charge, punch, license, steam, authorization, command, dominion, strength, weight, supremacy, say, juice, might, prestige, permission.
Usage examples for authority:
- " I've got no authority of any kind that I know of, as far as the League is concerned. - "Legacy", James H Schmitz.
- " I am your officer; what other authority do you want? - "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
- I have given you no order, Fronklyn; and, if I had, you are no longer under my authority. - "A Lieutenant at Eighteen", Oliver Optic.