civil authority

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  • noun

Synonyms for civil authority

a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs

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The army of the Republic operated spatially as a lateral instrument of the civil authority, an extensor swung from a universal joint.
When a Covered Cause of Loss causes damage to property other than property at the described premises, we will pay for the actual loss of Business Income you sustain and necessary Extra Expense caused by action of civil authority that prohibits access to the described premises, provided that both of the following apply:
Speaking to reporters at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, PACE's recently elected president Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Council of Europe (COE) attached great importance to the improvement of civil authority and considered it as one of the basic elements of democracy.
A clause in United's policy provided coverage if access to insured property was prohibited by order of civil authority as a direct result of "damage to adjacent premises.
Church and state were then united in Virginia, and civil authority was used to enforce rules of the Established Church.
The standard policy for loss of income and extra expense extends coverage to include loss caused by action of civil authority that prohibits access to your camp premises when there is direct physical loss or damage to property, not at your camp premises.
Whereas an insurgent is a ``person who revolts against a civil authority or an established government,'' a terrorist is someone who targets innocents and noncombatants in an effort at intimidating a government into acceding to his demands.
have the right not to be hindered by legislation or administrative action on the part of the civil authority in the selection, training, appointment and transfer of their own ministers," Fr.
Though property damage related to the event was low, the outage triggered at least $75 million in claims, most of them on commercial policies with contingent business, civil authority or other interruption triggers.
Jefferson answered in part: "The principles of the Constitution and government of the United States are a sure guarantee that it will be preserved to you sacred and inviolate, and that your institution will be permitted to govern itself according to its own voluntary rules, without any interference from the civil authority.
Mr O'Brien said that a civil authority made up of Iraqis could be in place by the end of June and responsibility for administration would then be gradually handed over by the allies.
Underlying this concept is the belief that the human person is important because he was created by God and endowed by Him with certain unalienable rights which no civil authority may usurp.
Mazur's telling of Congressional censure and federal hostility against both plural marriage and the clearly defined concentration of a potentially challenging alternative religious and civil authority in the Great Basin is dramatic historical writing.
There is, of course, coverage for business interruption caused by order of civil authority, but only if there's damage from a covered cause of loss to neighboring property.
Hers is the same logic the Southern Christians used to defend slavery, the Nazis used to justify obeying all civil authority, and some religions (Baptist and Catholic come to mind) use today to prohibit the ordination of women.
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