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":

Root Certificate
... key certificate or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ... which normally includes a digital signature from a certificate authority (CA) ... for the digital certificate is the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ...
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 ... concept of law and order develops, against other schools today, where rules are arbitrary, authority is absolute, punishment is capricious, and due process of law is unknown ...
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 held by independent elected cabinet heads ... 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 ...
Facilitator - Authority
... The concept of authority (of the facilitator) is one which can cause confusion ... Heron espouses three alternates (initially in the educational context) as being Tutelary Authority - based on the competences and skills of the Tutor/Facilitator Political Authority ... (This manifests particularly in the planning dimension.) Charismatic Authority - influence by presence, style and manner ...
Jackie Lawrence (politician) - Early Life
... and became a member of Dyfed County Council Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Police authority ... County Council on its formation as a Unitary Authority before being adopted as Parliamentary candidate for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency ...

Famous quotes containing the word authority:

    There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
    Sarvepalli, Sir Radhakrishnan (1888–1975)

    We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority ... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our “white mythology.” Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925)