Authority

Authority (from the Latin auctoritas) is a right conferred by recognized social position. Authority often refers to power vested in an individual or organization by the state. Authority can also refer to recognized expertise in an area of academic knowledge. An Authority (capitalized) refers to a governing body upon which certain authority (with lower case a) is vested.

Other articles related to "authority":

Facilitator - Authority
... The concept of authority (of the facilitator) is one which can cause confusion ... in the educational context) as being Tutelary Authority - based on the competences and skills of the Tutor/Facilitator Political Authority - involving ... manifests particularly in the planning dimension.) Charismatic Authority - influence by presence, style and manner ...
Root Certificate
... or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ... includes a digital signature from a certificate authority (CA) ... anchor for the digital certificate is the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ...
Jackie Lawrence (politician) - Early Life
... Savings Bank and became a member of Dyfed County Council Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Police authority ... Group on Pembrokeshire County Council on its formation as a Unitary Authority before being adopted as Parliamentary candidate for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency ...
Governor Of Indiana - Office - Authority
... Constitutionally, the governor has very limited executive authority to manage the government of the state most exercisable powers over state agencies are ... governors also have a considerable degree of statutory authority ... Most of the authority exercised by governors on a daily basis is derived from statute, giving the General Assembly a great degree of power to expand or contract the governor's authority ...
Teacher - Obligation To Honor Students Rights
... model democratic schools claim that popularly based authority can maintain order more effectively than dictatorial authority for governments and schools alike ... develops, against other schools today, where rules are arbitrary, authority is absolute, punishment is capricious, and due process of law is unknown ...

Famous quotes containing the word authority:

    Women who assume authority are unnatural. Unnatural women are lesbians. Therefore all the leaders of the women’s movement were presumed to be lesbians.
    Jane O’Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 8 (1980)

    The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
    Michel Foucault (1926–1984)