Share this entry
British English: /ɔːˈθɒrɪti/
American English: /əˈθɔrədi/

Translation of authority in German:

noun no pl.

  • 1
    (power) Autorität Fem.
    (delegated power) Befugnis Fem.
    have the/no authority to do something
    berechtigt od. befugt/nicht befugt sein, etwas zu tun
    you have my authority
    Sie haben meine Zustimmung
    have/exercise authority over somebody
    Weisungsbefugnis gegenüber jemandem haben
    on one's own authority [be] in authority be under somebody's authority
    jemandem unterstehen
    those in authority
  • 2 (person having power)
    Autorität Fem.
    (body having power)the authorities
    die Behörde[n]
    the highest legal authority
    die höchste rechtliche Instanz
  • 3
    (expert, book, quotation) Autorität Fem.
    (evidence) Quelle Fem.
    what is your authority for your assertion?
    worauf stützt du deine Behauptung?
    on the authority of Darwin
    nach Darwin
    have it on the authority of somebody/something that …
    durch jemanden/etwas wissen, dass …
    have it on good authority that …
    aus zuverlässiger Quelle wissen, dass …
  • 4no pl. (weight of testimony)
    Autorität Fem.
    give or add authority to something
    einer Sache Dat. Gewicht verleihen
Definition of authority in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources