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Synonyms for authoritative

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Synonyms for authoritative

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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Synonyms for authoritative

having authority or ascendancy or influence


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of recognized authority or excellence

sanctioned by established authority

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(16) Instead of "authoritativeness" or "canonicity," it could prove more useful to speak of the importance of certain biblical text(s) to certain communities in certain temporal contexts.
The six subscales were as follows: Father's Authoritativeness, Father's Authoritarianism, Father's Permissiveness, Mother's Authoritativeness, Mother's Authoritarianism, and Mother's Permissiveness.
It describes how nonjudicial officials are told they should regard the authoritativeness of Supreme Court determinations of constitutional law if they are judicial supremacists:
The students whose fathers were fully permissive as well as students whose fathers alternatively used permissiveness and authoritativeness in their parenting, also showed significantly better achievement scores than students whose fathers were permissive only in their actions.
Cautioning that it may be a mistake to presume too much strategic purpose and coherence in the activities of the many Chinese government agencies and officials with responsibilities in this area, he argues that important insights nevertheless can be gleaned from this literature by weighing carefully the relative authoritativeness of authors and the institutions with which they are associated.
However, most of these studies, such as typical PageRank [3], only infer global authoritativeness of each user, without assessing the authoritativeness in an aspect of topics.
The supposed authoritativeness of the Hockey Stick graph was derived from the fact that it was cited prominently and repeatedly in the reports of the IPCC, and featured as a visual in the media hoopla that surrounds each IPCC release.
Dharmakirti's arguments regarding class and caste touch on a number of interesting issues, including Mimamsaka claims about the impersonal origin and social authoritativeness of the Vedas and the question whether mantras have intrinsic properties such that their efficacy could be restricted to members of a single group, e.g., Brahmins.
This is not to say that such texts cannot enjoy a measure of general recognition and authoritativeness as reflecting, in an expository sense, "the law" (as discussed further below), but this is not the same as actually making the law.
This conversation culminates in a sublime moment when, from the audience, the late Stuart Hall challenges Harvey's authoritativeness, if not his authoritarian truth claims, by insisting on the importance of race, gender, and constructed identities in systems of production and consumption, which clearly requires a subtler and more differentiated reading of the text than Harvey's orthodox insistence on the primacy of the proletarian class allows.
Additionally, alongside strongly acknowledging each chapter's authoritativeness, on occasions the population dimensions of managing water supply, food production and so forth felt rather marginal to the main analysis.
As the classic, synthesizing treatise declines and the sources of scholarship important to the legal profession proliferate both in format and in subject area, (21) the librarian stands at the crossroads--unearthing paths, finding crucial information, evaluating authoritativeness, preserving literature, ensuring accuracy, and enhancing access for all comers.
But such social commentary is of necessity' different--in authoritativeness if nothing else--than the first-person perspective of the first two-thirds of the book.
Despite one specific instance during parliamentary debate that could be construed as an intention to exclude at least foreign students from hospital insurance, questions have emerged concerning the authoritativeness of this extrinsic evidence and the imputability of such intent to the Medical Care Act and the CHA, whose broader definition of "resident" may in fact reflect Parliaments deliberate effort to expand the scope of the universality requirement vis-a-vis LNTIMs.
You have to work on it in order to have more security, confidence and authoritativeness. Being secure and full of authority while communicating and expressing yourself requires practice and effort.