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authority
British English: /ɔːˈθɒrɪti/
American English: /əˈθɔrədi/

Translation of authority in German:

noun no pl.

  • 1 (power) (delegated power)
    Befugnis, die
    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, die
    (body having power)the authorities
    die Behörde[n]
    the highest legal authority
    die höchste rechtliche Instanz
  • 3 (expert, book, quotation) (evidence)
    Quelle, die
    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, die
    give or add authority to something
    einer Sache Dat. Gewicht verleihen

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