Definitions For Authority


  • Official permission or approval
  • The power or right to give orders or make decisions
  • Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  • An authoritative written work
  • An administrative unit of government
  • An expert whose views are taken as definitive
  • (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
  • The power to give orders or make decisions : the power or right to direct or control someone or something
  • The confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected or obeyed by other people
  • A quality that makes something seem true or real

Is Authority a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Authority is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Authority in a Sentence

  • The boss is not popular but his authority is unquestioned.
  • She has an air of authority.
  • Her southern accent lent authority to her performance.

Synonyms for Authority

Antonyms for Authority

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