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1. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] the power or right to give orders or make decisions.

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Authority

  • priority
  • minority
  • majority
  • sorority

How do you pronounce authority?

Pronounce authority as əˈθɔrəti.

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How do you spell authority? Is it autority ?

A common misspelling of authority is autority

Sentences with authority


1. Noun, singular or mass
A home appraiser is the authority on what a home's value is on the open market.

2. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others.

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an expert whose views are taken as definitive.

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities.

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] official permission or approval.

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an administrative unit of government.

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Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an authoritative written work.

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Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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