Authority (from the Latin auctoritas) is a right conferred by recognized social position. Authority often refers to power vested in an individual or organization by the state. Authority can also refer to recognized expertise in an area of academic knowledge. An Authority (capitalized) refers to a governing body upon which certain authority (with lower case a) is vested.

Other articles related to "authority":

Governor Of Indiana - Office - Authority
... Constitutionally, the governor has very limited executive authority to manage the government of the state most exercisable powers over state agencies are held by independent elected cabinet heads ... also have a considerable degree of statutory authority ... Most of the authority exercised by governors on a daily basis is derived from statute, giving the General Assembly a great degree of power to expand or ...
Facilitator - Authority
... The concept of authority (of the facilitator) is one which can cause confusion ... in the educational context) as being Tutelary Authority - based on the competences and skills of the Tutor/Facilitator Political Authority - involving the exercise of educational decision-making with respect to the ... (This manifests particularly in the planning dimension.) Charismatic Authority - influence by presence, style and manner ...
Teacher - Obligation To Honor Students Rights
... Sudbury model democratic schools claim that popularly based authority can maintain order more effectively than dictatorial authority for governments ... against other schools today, where rules are arbitrary, authority is absolute, punishment is capricious, and due process of law is unknown ...
Root Certificate
... key certificate or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ... X.509 standard, which normally includes a digital signature from a certificate authority (CA) ... The trust anchor for the digital certificate is the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ...
Jackie Lawrence (politician) - Early Life
... Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Police authority ... Labour Group on Pembrokeshire County Council on its formation as a Unitary Authority before being adopted as Parliamentary candidate for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency ...

Famous quotes containing the word authority:

    The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    And truly Philosophy is but sophisticated poetry. Whence do those ancient writers derive all their authority but from the poets?
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)