Authorities

  • (noun): The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
    Example: "The matter was referred to higher authorities"
    Synonyms: government, regime

Some articles on authorities:

Local Government Act 1972 - Division of Functions
... Health care and water supply were assigned to new, separate, non-elected authorities, but the remaining functions previously exercised by local authorities were distributed ...
Water Act 1973
... were removed from local authority control, and ten larger regional water authorities were set up, under state control based on the areas of super-sets ... of members appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ... national water policy, assisting the ten regional authorities in matters of joint concern, and setting and enforcing national regulations and byelaws on water ...
Local Government Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... but resulted in the setting of many more joint boards for such authorities previously county councils were represented on these bodies, and the creation of new unitary authorities ... This, and the fact that many of the new unitary authorities were in themselves non-metropolitan counties, led to the concept of ceremonial counties for the ...
ICRC Hospital Of Novye Atagi - The Threat
... He was freed on pressure of the highest Chechen authorities ... The local authorities were asked to erect check points around the delegation building ... Checkpoints were also requested from the authorities, which promised them but didn't really implement them ...

Famous quotes containing the word authorities:

    Fathers are still considered the most important “doers” in our culture, and in most families they are that. Girls see them as the family authorities on careers, and so fathers’ encouragement and counsel is important to them. When fathers don’t take their daughters’ achievements and plans seriously, girls sometimes have trouble taking themselves seriously.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)