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1. authorities

noun. ['əˈθɔrətiːz'] the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.

Synonyms

  • regime
  • organisation
  • judiciary
  • local government
  • governing body
  • legislative assembly
  • division
  • authoritarian state
  • state government
  • pontificate
  • ancien regime
  • papacy
  • polity
  • royal court
  • establishment
  • general assembly
  • legislative body
  • law-makers
  • organization
  • puppet government
  • Downing Street
  • government-in-exile
  • bench
  • brass
  • pupet regime
  • empire
  • totalitation regime
  • executive
  • officialdom
  • judicatory
  • judicature
  • palace
  • federal government
  • court
  • state
  • totalitarian state
  • government department
  • puppet state
  • stratocracy
  • government
  • judicial system
  • government officials
  • bureaucracy
  • administration
  • governance
  • legislature
  • military government

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • Cryptogamia
  • Phanerogamae

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Words that Rhyme with Authorities

  • priorities
  • minorities
  • majority's
  • sororities

Example sentences of the word authorities


1. Noun, plural
On the other hand, some tax authorities re-assess only every few years.

Quotes containing the word authorities


1. In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
- Mark Twain

2. Arguments from authority carry little weight – authorities have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.
- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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