What are 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 Commission For England (1992) - Other Changes
... setting of many more joint boards for such authorities previously county councils were represented on these bodies, and the creation of new unitary authorities meant that ... 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 Lieutenancy ...
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 broadly as follows Local government function Metropolitan counties Non-metropolitan counties Allotments Districts Districts Arts and recreation Counties and districts Counties and districts - Libraries Districts Counties - Museums and galleries Counties and districts Counties and districts - Tourism Counties and districts Counties and districts Cemeteries and cremetoria Districts Districts Consumer protection Counties Counties Education Districts Counties Environmental health Districts Districts - Refuse collection Districts Districts Fire service Counties Counties Footpaths (create, protect) Counties and districts Counties and districts Footpaths (maintain, signs) Counties Counties Housing Districts Districts Licence duty Districts Districts Markets and fairs Districts Districts Planning Counties and districts Counties and districts - Local plans Districts Districts - Structure plans Counties Counties - National parks Counties Counties Police Counties and districts Counties and districts Rate collection Districts Districts Smallholdings Counties Counties Social services Districts Counties Traffic and highways Counties and districts Counties and districts - Public transport Counties Counties and districts - Transport planning Counties Counties In many areas both authorities had some powers, and certain Welsh districts were allowed greater powers by the Secretary of State. ...
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 ...
Water Act 1973
... authority control, and ten larger regional water authorities were set up, under state control based on the areas of super-sets of River Authorities which were also ... the Environment, and by the various local authorities in its area ...

Famous quotes containing the word authorities:

    Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    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)

    The new supplants the old. Yet men’s minds are stuffed with outworn bunk. Educating the young in the latest findings of authorities and scholars in the social sciences is important. It is equally important to devise ways and means for aiding the middle-aged and old to reexamine hang-over unscientific doctrines and ideas in the light of recent discovery and research.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)