What are 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:

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 ...
Water Act 1973
... 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 Authorities ... appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ... implementing national water policy, assisting the ten regional authorities in matters of joint concern, and setting and enforcing national regulations ...
Local Government Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... 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 ... 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, which would ...
ICRC Hospital Of Novye Atagi - The Choice of Novye Atagi
... In Ingushetia the local authorities proposed a location to establish the hospital ... 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 ...
Local Government Act 1972 - Division of Functions
... Health care and water supply were assigned to new, separate, non-elected authorities, but the remaining functions previously exercised by local ...

Famous quotes containing the word authorities:

    Fathers are still considered the most important “doers” in our culture, and in most families they are that. Girls see them as the family authorities on careers, and so fathers’ encouragement and counsel is important to them. When fathers don’t take their daughters’ achievements and plans seriously, girls sometimes have trouble taking themselves seriously.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    The new supplants the old. Yet men’s minds are stuffed with outworn bunk. Educating the young in the latest findings of authorities and scholars in the social sciences is important. It is equally important to devise ways and means for aiding the middle-aged and old to reexamine hang-over unscientific doctrines and ideas in the light of recent discovery and research.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)