authority

The Correct spelling is: authority

Common misspellings of the word authority are:

How do you spell authority?. It is not authorithy or even autority for that matter!

  • n., pl. -ties.
      1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials: land titles issued by the civil authority.
    1. Power assigned to another; authorization: Deputies were given authority to make arrests.
    2. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers in a specified field: a city transit authority.
      1. An accepted source of expert information or advice: a noted authority on birds; a reference book often cited as an authority.
      2. A quotation or citation from such a source: biblical authorities for a moral argument.
    3. Justification; grounds: On what authority do you make such a claim?
    4. A conclusive statement or decision that may be taken as a guide or precedent.
    5. Power to influence or persuade resulting from knowledge or experience: political observers who acquire authority with age.
    6. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance: played the sonata with authority.

    [Middle English auctorite, from Old French autorite, from Latin auctōritās, auctōritāt-, from auctor, creator. See author.]


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