have+authority+over

  • 1 have authority over — index oversee, preside, prevail (be in force), regulate (manage) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 authority — 01. The doctor is a well known [authority] on tropical diseases. 02. [Authorities] now believe the murderer may not have acted alone. 03. He has a very [authoritative] way of speaking, but he doesn t really know what he is talking about. 04. He… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 3 authority — /euh thawr i tee, euh thor /, n., pl. authorities. 1. the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine. 2. a power or right delegated or given; authorization:… …

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  • 4 authority — au•thor•i•ty [[t]əˈθɔr ɪ ti, əˈθɒr [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues; the right to control, command, or determine 2) a power or right delegated or given; authorization 3) gov a person or body of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 authority — au·thor·i·ty n pl ties 1: an official decision of a court used esp. as a precedent 2 a: a power to act esp. over others that derives from status, position, or office the authority of the president; also: jurisdiction b: the power to act …

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  • 7 have someone in your pocket — phrase to have power over someone in a position of authority Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym Main entry: pocket …

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  • 8 authority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. expert, pundit, know it all (inf.), maven (inf.). See skill, knowledge, authority. II Right to govern Nouns 1. (supremacy) authority, power, right, jurisdiction, title, prerogative; …

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  • 9 Authority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Authority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 authority authority Sgm: N 1 influence influence patronage power preponderance credit prestige prerogative jurisdiction Sgm: N 1 right right …

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  • 10 authority — A government or public agency created to perform a single function or a restricted group of related activities. Usually, such units are financed from service charges, fees, and tolls, but in some instances they also have taxing powers. An… …

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  • 11 Authority — In politics, authority (Latin auctoritas , used in Roman law as opposed to potestas and imperium ) is often used interchangeably with the term power . However, their meanings differ: while power refers to the ability to achieve certain ends,… …

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  • 12 authority */*/*/ — UK [ɔːˈθɒrətɪ] / US [ɔˈθɔrətɪ] noun Word forms authority : singular authority plural authorities 1) a) [countable] someone who is considered an expert in a particular subject authority on: Charles was an authority on antique musical instruments.… …

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  • 13 authority — au|thor|i|ty W1 [o:ˈθɔrıti, ə US əˈθa: , əˈθo: ] n plural authorities ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(power)¦ 2 the authorities 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(expert)¦ 5¦(permission)¦ 6 authority figure 7¦(personal quality)¦ 8 I have it on good authority …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 authority — au|thor|i|ty [ ɔ θɔrəti ] noun *** ▸ 1 power to make decisions ▸ 2 people with power ▸ 3 organization/institution ▸ 4 expert in subject ▸ 5 official permission ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the power to make decisions or tell people what to do: In… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 authority — noun 1 (often authorities) people with responsibility for making decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ central, district, federal, local, municipal, regional ▪ government, pu …

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  • 16 authority*/*/ — [ɔːˈθɒrəti] noun 1) [U] the power to make decisions and make people do what you want The president s authority is being questioned in the press.[/ex] Parents have legal authority over their children.[/ex] I don t have the authority to hire… …

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  • 17 have someone in your pocket — to have power over someone in a position of authority …

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  • 18 Over — O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …

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  • 19 Over all — Over O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …

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  • 20 Over head and ears — Over O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English