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authority figure

a person whose real or apparent authority over others inspires or demands obedience and emulation:
Parents, teachers, and police officers are traditional authority figures for children. Unabridged
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authority figure au·thor·i·ty figure (ə-thôr'ĭ-tē, ô-thôr'-)
A real or projected person in a position of power.

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