Synonyms of authority in English:

authority

noun

  • 4 (authorities) the plight of the refugees was acknowledged by the authorities
    officials, officialdom, the people in charge, the government, the administration, the establishment, the bureaucracy, the system; the police
    informal the powers that be, the (men in) suits, Big Brother
  • 7 the court cited a series of authorities supporting their decision
    source, reference, piece of documentation; citation, quotation, quote, excerpt, passage

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