A judge dismissed the case a week later, saying, “Federal court only has authority of actual cases and controversies.”
People in that capacity provide wisdom, but also unwanted judgment and authority.
It can show stature and authority and also exude commonality.
The other, speaking with an air of authority, attributes it to the irresistible deliciousness of the McRib.
But on Tuesday Putin asked the council to repeal the authority it had given him and on Wednesday it did just that.
On the same ground might the authority of all elective political and other posts be questioned.
No man ventured to interfere with this lawful exercise of his authority.
Timberellus is explained, a small whale, on the authority of Skene, Vocab.
From that moment on, no Jew dared to question the authority of Moses.
He was a great conservationist and an authority on the wild life of America.
early 13c., autorite "book or quotation that settles an argument," from Old French auctorité "authority, prestige, right, permission, dignity, gravity; the Scriptures" (12c.; Modern French autorité), from Latin auctoritatem (nominative auctoritas) "invention, advice, opinion, influence, command," from auctor "master, leader, author" (see author (n.)).
Usually spelled with a -c- in English till 16c., when it was dropped in imitation of the French. Meaning "power to enforce obedience" is from late 14c.; meaning "people in authority" is from 1610s. Authorities "those in charge, those with police powers" is recorded from mid-19c.