Synonyms of authority in English:
1 he had absolute authority over his subordinates a rebellion against those in authority
3 the money was spent without parliamentary authority
5 he has the natural authority of one who is used to being obeyed
supremacy, superiority, eminence;
rank, position, station;
credibility, plausibility, integrity;
acceptance, trust, faith, confidence
North American informaldrag
6 he was an authority on the stock market
guru, sage, scholar;
connoisseur, aficionado, one of the cognoscenti
British informaldab hand
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