Authorities

  • (noun): The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
    Example: "The matter was referred to higher authorities"
    Synonyms: government, regime

Some articles on authorities:

Local Government Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... and rescue service areas, but resulted in the setting of many more joint boards for such authorities previously county councils were represented on these bodies, and the creation of new ... This, and the fact that many of the new unitary authorities were in themselves non-metropolitan counties, led to the concept of ceremonial counties for the Lieutenancy ...
ICRC Hospital Of Novye Atagi - The Threat
... He was freed on pressure of the highest Chechen authorities ... The local authorities were asked to erect check points around the delegation building ... Checkpoints were also requested from the authorities, which promised them but didn't really implement them ...
ICRC Hospital Of Novye Atagi - The Choice of Novye Atagi
... In Ingushetia the local authorities proposed a location to establish the hospital ... where the negotiations between the Chechen resistance movement and the Russian authorities were held ... It was necessary to apologise to the Ingush authorities for not adopting their proposal ...
Water Act 1973
... local authority control, and ten larger regional water authorities were set up, under state control based on the areas of super-sets of River Authorities which were also subsumed into the new ... for the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ... The Council's duties included implementing national water policy, assisting the ten regional authorities in matters of joint concern, and setting and enforcing national regulations ...
Local Government Act 1972 - Division of Functions
... assigned to new, separate, non-elected authorities, but the remaining functions previously exercised by local authorities were distributed broadly as follows ...

Famous quotes containing the word authorities:

    Some authorities hold that the young ought not to lie at all. That, of course, is putting it rather stronger than necessary; still, while I cannot go quite so far as that, I do maintain, and I believe I am right, that the young ought to be temperate in the use of this great art until practice and experience shall give them that confidence, elegance and precision which alone can make the accomplishment graceful and profitable.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)