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:

Local Government Act 1972 - Division of Functions
... water supply were assigned to new, separate, non-elected authorities, but the remaining functions previously exercised by local authorities were distributed ...
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
... removed from local authority control, and ten larger regional water authorities were set up, under state control based on the areas of super-sets of ... for the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ... duties included implementing national water policy, assisting the ten regional authorities in matters of joint concern, and setting and enforcing national regulations and byelaws on water quality and ...
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 Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... in the setting of many more joint boards for such authorities previously county councils were represented on these bodies, and the creation of new unitary authorities meant that the ... 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 ...

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)

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

    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–?)