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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. authority, authority: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. authority: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. authority: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. authority: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. authority: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. authority: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. authority: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Authority: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. authority: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. authority: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. authority: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. authority: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. authority: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. authority: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. authority: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. authority: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  17. Authority (New York), Authority (Rage), Authority (Wildstorm), Authority (biology), Authority (comic book), Authority (comics), Authority (management), Authority (sociology), Authority, The Authority (Rage), The Authority (WWE), The Authority (comics), The Authority (stable), The Authority: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Authority: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. authority: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. authority: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. authority: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. authority: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. AUTHORITY: Dictionary of Americanisms (1848) [home, info]
  24. authority: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. authority: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. authority: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. authority: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. authority: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. authority: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. authority: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (11 matching dictionaries)
  1. authority: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. authority: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  3. authority: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  4. Authority: THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY'S REFERENCE ROOM [home, info]
  5. authority: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  6. AUTHORITY: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  7. authority: Nelson Political Science Glossary [home, info]
  8. authority: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  9. Authority: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  10. Authority: Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary [home, info]
  11. authority: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Authority: Cybernetics and Systems [home, info]
  2. authority: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. authority: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. authority: Sociology [home, info]
  2. authority: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols [home, info]
  3. authority: A Brief Critical Dictionary of Education [home, info]
  4. authority: Idioms [home, info]
  5. authority: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. AUTHORITY: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. authority: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. authority: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Authority: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  2. authority: Search Engine Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (authority)

noun:  official permission or approval ("Authority for the program was renewed several times")
noun:  the power or right to give orders or make decisions ("He has the authority to issue warrants")
noun:  an authoritative written work ("This book is the final authority on the life of Milton")
noun:  an expert whose views are taken as definitive ("He is an authority on corporate law")
noun:  (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
noun:  freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities ("She spoke with authority")
noun:  an administrative unit of government ("Tennessee Valley Authority")

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