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 ...
Local Government Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... and rescue service areas, but resulted in the setting of many more joint boards for such authorities previously county councils were represented on these bodies, and ... 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 ...
Local Government Act 1972 - Division of Functions
... and water supply were assigned to new, separate, non-elected authorities, but the remaining functions previously exercised by local authorities were ...
Water Act 1973
... and sewage disposal were 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 River Authorities which were ... of members appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ... 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 conservation ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word authorities:

    Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)

    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)