Textual thesaurus for "authority"

(noun) authorisation, authorization, sanction

official permission or approval

authority for the program was renewed several times

(noun) dominance, potency, say-so, authorisation, authorization

the power or right to give orders or make decisions

he has the authority to issue warrants; deputies are given authorization to make arrests; a place of potency in the state

(noun) sureness, assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence

freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular; after that failure he lost his confidence; she spoke with authority

(noun) government agency, federal agency, office, bureau, agency

an administrative unit of government

the Central Intelligence Agency; the Census Bureau; Office of Management and Budget; Tennessee Valley Authority