authority[ uh-thawr-i-tee, uh-thor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF authority
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTHORITY
No man ventured to interfere with this lawful exercise of his authority.
From that moment on, no Jew dared to question the authority of Moses.
So this part of my restraint was doubtless a stretch of the authority given him.
It was unspeakably humiliating to be told that she had overstepped her authority.
But it was always my notion, that children should not dispute their parents' authority.
We will not appear like fools in this matter, and as if we have no authority over our own daughter.
She couldn't get over her sense of his parenthood, his authority.
You were changing from boyhood into manhood, and you were changing without any authority over you.
"Go on before, and make a way for us," said the doctor, with an authority he had no right to assume.
Burke was fairly gasping over this outrage against his authority.