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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Sanctioned by established rule; Having ascendancy or influence; Of recognized right or excellence.

Usage examples (25)
  • An authoritative communique
  • I will believe it when I see it in authoritative case law.
  • My understanding, not authoritative, is that nuns may wear their habits in public, but priests may not.
  • Citing factually inaccurate information as authoritative is actually just as bad as saying it yourself. for more
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