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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 Civil Authority

  • priority
  • minority
  • majority
  • sorority

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))

8. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.

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  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)

10. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] of or in a condition of social order.

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Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)
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