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having or arising from authority

worthy of belief, as because of precision or faithfulness to an original

serving the function of deciding or settling with finality

exercising authority

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having authority or ascendancy or influence

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of recognized authority or excellence

sanctioned by established authority

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References in classic literature ?
These feelings are, I think, chiefly to be attributed to the harsh and authoritative manner in which they are treated by their rulers.
And when, smiling with amusement at her authoritative way, he came towards her, she upbraided him.
The sharp, authoritative words of Van Horn were a call across the million years.
Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
The sound of footsteps was not harsh, bold, decided, and intrusive, as the gait of strangers would naturally be, making authoritative entrance into a dwelling where they knew themselves unwelcome.
There was a murmur among the dignified and reverend occupants of the balcony; and Governor Bellingham gave expression to its purport, speaking in an authoritative voice, although tempered with respect towards the youthful clergyman whom he addressed.
Boys," said George, in an authoritative tone, to two or three negroes, who were looking at the body, "help me lift him up, and carry him to my wagon; and get me a spade.
The French,'' said the Templar, raising his voice with the presumptuous and authoritative tone which he used upon all occasions, ``is not only the natural language of the chase, but that of love and of war, in which ladies should be won and enemies defied.
Raoul de Chagny rose and, with a very authoritative air, pronounced these peremptory words:
Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it so far as practicable, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means, or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary.
Quieting myself, I rubbed the poor old fellow's head and back, talked to him for a few minutes, and then in an authoritative tone commanded him to follow me, and arising started for the hills.
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In response to this question, 20% said authoritative, 49% said friendly, 30% said respectful and 1% did not respond.
55 established a four-level hierarchy of authoritative sources of GAAP.