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Synonyms for authority

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Synonyms for authority

the right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

a person or group having the right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge


a person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field

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Synonyms for authority

an administrative unit of government

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official permission or approval

an authoritative written work

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11 terrorist attacks contained language imposing a 40% excise tax on structured-settlement transfers that have not been approved by a court or responsible administrative authority, said a spokesman for a structured-settlement association.
* A multidisciplinary safety committee consisting of members who are knowledgeable in the area of falls, and that includes at least one employee with administrative authority who can facilitate policy change.
The article discusses the division of administrative authority and function between central administration and local institutions established under the provisions as well as the new distinction between politics and administration in university operations.
In states where the voluntary disclosure program is not statutory but is administered by the Departments of Revenue (DORs) under their general administrative authority, a taxpayer can gain familiarity with the voluntary disclosure program by reading all administrative pronouncements available.
VNIIDAD operates as a scientific-research agency under the administrative authority of Rosarchiv, which appoints and discharges the Director and his deputies, and approves working plans and statements.
The ban on employing foreign citizens in the public sector is not stipulated in law, but a 1953 government decree says public employees with administrative authority or influence over the general public must be Japanese nationals.
In several recent cases, the Court has sustained seemingly absurd school decisions because the actors held administrative authority. Justice Brennan's plurality opinion in Pico does not deny administrative decision making.
The legislation designated BSET as the administrative authority for this training and charged it with developing a Statewide certification program.
* Your professionalization is essential to developing a useful administrative authority, and therefore any continuing education program you attend must acknowledge this important need.
* Make clear the IRS will not assert the penalty against a non-owner employee with only administrative authority (such as a bookkeeper who is not an owner or an employee who signs checks but does not have discretionary authority to do so).
The position of vice dean for clinical affairs can have both strong administrative authority and legitimacy in representing the medical staff.
At Duquesne, the big sport is men's basketball-and it is the men's basketball coach, not the athletic director, who has administrative authority over the basketball team.
Kanye Administrative Authority Sub-council chairperson Mr Tlhomamo Dibeela has thanked councillors for having worked as team in the last five years.
The decision stipulates that the owner of an establishment [facility] shall be granted the certificate of registration, amendment or renewal of the industrial record, in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of article 4 of Law 24 of 1977, which is being prepared by the concerned administrative authority and issued by a decision of the minister of industry.
The investor may not change the purpose stipulated in the contract unless after the receipt of a written approval from the relevant Administrative Authority. A change in purpose may ensue after one year from the date of commencement of production or any other activity following the consent of all concerned parties, provided that the investor pays at least 50% of the difference between the value of the property when obtained and the market value at the date of submission of the application.
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