Definition of authority figure in English:

authority figure

Syllabification: au·thor·i·ty fig·ure

noun

A person who has or represents authority: these techniques can help parents re-establish their role as authority figures
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  • Aren't you supposed to be an authority figure?
  • We need to question the dominant model of filling minds with intellectual hand-me-downs from authority figures.
  • I should have been a nervous wreck, being called on the carpet by an authority figure.

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