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Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.

As for the federal authorities, they have made themselves available but the clergy have not requested special protection.

Did he go to the authorities to file a report against the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel?

Yet only 24 percent of the 3,892 femicides the group identified in 2012 and 2013 were looked at by authorities.

I had a feeling that Turkish authorities were closing their eyes.

This mania for correction shows itself too in relation to the authorities themselves.

The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.

The exertions of the city authorities, who had notice of the meditated riot, were unable to prevent or quell it.

After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.

The remaining figures, being taken from census returns and other reliable authorities, are more satisfactory.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to authorities, such as: advisors, advisory board, cabinet, council, experts, and high-level advisers.

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