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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Persons who are in charge; those who can be trusted to know all the facts.

Usage examples (28)
  • We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
  • The matter was referred to higher authorities
  • Noun, : Who has the authority to grant permission? ,They finally persuaded the authorities that they were not involved in espionage. ,He is an...
  • Then he calls the authorities and says, essentially, for more
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