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.

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Jackie Lawrence (politician) - Early Life
... Savings Bank and became a member of Dyfed County Council Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Police authority ... of the Labour Group on Pembrokeshire County Council on its formation as a Unitary Authority before being adopted as Parliamentary candidate for the Preseli Pembrokeshire ...
Root Certificate
... key certificate or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ... a digital signature from a certificate authority (CA) ... The trust anchor for the digital certificate is the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ...
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 the exercise of educational decision-making with ... in the planning dimension.) Charismatic Authority - influence by presence, style and manner ...
Teacher - Obligation To Honor Students Rights
... Sudbury model democratic schools claim that popularly based authority can maintain order more effectively than dictatorial authority for governments and schools alike ... 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 ... powers, 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word authority:

    Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny.
    Jacques Maritain (1882–1973)

    The government, which is the supreme authority in states, must be in the hands of one, or of a few, or of the many. The true forms of government, therefore, are those in which the one, the few, or the many, govern with a view to the common interest.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an élite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)