Friday, February 1, 2013


An authority is a public organization that controls an area or certain activities. (noun)
A corporation that provides bus service in a city is an example of a transit authority.

An authority is a person who is considered an expert in his field. (noun)
A philosophy scholar who publishes books is an example of an authority.

Examples in a sentence:

  • You must notify the enforcing authority without delay i.e. by telephone.

  • Capital receipts: money received by the local authority from the transfer of housing stock.

  • The licensing authority will take over responsibility for granting gaming machine permits from the courts.

  • Authority various prosecuting authorities, not only the cps, could benefit from such an order.

  • Competent German authorities are able to give further information about this.

  • For German translation click here

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