Authority

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Authority->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ authority
authority
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ influence
influence
patronage
power
preponderance
credit
prestige
prerogative
jurisdiction
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ right
right
&c.(title) 924
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ divine right
divine right
dynastic rights
authoritativeness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ absoluteness
absoluteness
absolutism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ despotism
despotism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ jus nocendi
jus nocendi
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ jus divinum
jus divinum
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ command
command
empire
sway
rule
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dominion
dominion
domination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sovereignty
sovereignty
supremacy
suzerainty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ lordship
lordship
headship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ chiefdom
chiefdom
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ seigniory
seigniory
seigniority
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mastery
mastery
mastership
masterdom
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ government
government
&c.(direction) 693
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dictation
dictation
control
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ hold
hold
grasp
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ grip
grip
gripe
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ reach
reach
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ iron sway
iron sway
&c.(severity) 739
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fangs
fangs
clutches
talons
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ rod of empire
rod of empire
&c.(scepter) 747
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ reign
reign
regime
dynasty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ directorship
directorship
dictatorship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ protectorate
protectorate
protectorship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ caliphate
caliphate
pashalic
electorate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ presidency
presidency
presidentship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ administration
administration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ proconsul
proconsul
consulship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ prefecture
prefecture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ seneschalship
seneschalship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ magistrature
magistrature
magistracy
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ empire
empire
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ monarchy
monarchy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ kinghood
kinghood
kingship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ royalty
royalty
regality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ aristarchy
aristarchy
aristocracy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ oligarchy
oligarchy
democracy
demagogy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ heteronomy
heteronomy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ republic
republic
republicanism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ socialism
socialism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ collectivism
collectivism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ mob law
mob law
mobocracy
ochlocracy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ vox populi
vox populi
imperium in imperio
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ bureaucracy
bureaucracy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ beadledom
beadledom
bumbledom
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ stratocracy
stratocracy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ military power
military power
military government
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ feodality
feodality
feudal system
feudalism
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ Thearchy
Thearchy
dinarchy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ duarchy
duarchy
triarchy
heterarchy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ duumvirate
duumvirate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ triumvirate
triumvirate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ autocracy
autocracy
autonomy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ limited monarchy
limited monarchy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ constitutional government
constitutional government
constitutional monarchy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ home rule
home rule
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ representative government
representative government
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ monocracy
monocracy
pantisocracy
GRP: \\ N \\ 8
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ gynarchy
gynarchy
gynocracy
gynaeocracy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ petticoat government
petticoat government
=>(Vicarious authority)
GRP: \\ N \\ Vicarious authority
Sgm: \\ N \\ Vicarious authority \\ commission
commission
&c. 755
Sgm: \\ N \\ Vicarious authority \\ deputy
deputy
&c. 759
Sgm: \\ N \\ Vicarious authority \\ permission
permission
&c. 760
GRP: \\ N \\ 10
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ state
state
realm
body politic
posse comitatus
GRP: \\ N \\ 11
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ person in authority
person in authority
&c.(master) 745
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ judicature
judicature
&c. 965
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ cabinet
cabinet
&c.(council) 696
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ seat of government
seat of government
seat of authority
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ headquarters
headquarters
=>(Acquisition of authority)
GRP: \\ N \\ Acquisition of authority
Sgm: \\ N \\ Acquisition of authority \\ accession
accession
Sgm: \\ N \\ Acquisition of authority \\ installation
installation
&c. 755
PARAG:Authority->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ authorize
authorize
&c.(permit) 760
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ warrant
warrant
&c.(right) 924
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dictate
dictate
&c.(order) 741
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have authority
have authority
hold authority
possess authority
exercise authority
exert authority
wield authority
&c.->N.
be at the head of
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold office
hold office
be in office
fill an office
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold master
hold master
occupy master
a post master
be master
&c. 745
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ rule
rule
sway
command
control
administer
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ govern
govern
&c.(direct) 693
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ lead
lead
preside over
reign
possess the throne
be seated on the throne
occupy the throne
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ sway the scepter
sway the scepter
wield the scepter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wear the crown
wear the crown
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ have the upper hand
have the upper hand
get the upper hand
have the whip
get the whip
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ gain a hold upon
gain a hold upon
preponderate
dominate
rule the roost
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ boss
boss
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ override
override
overrule
overawe
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lord it over
lord it over
hold in hand
keep under
make a puppet of
lead by the nose
turn round one's little finger
bend to one's will
hold one's own
wear the breeches
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ have the ball at one's feet
have the ball at one's feet
have it all one's own way
have the game in one's own hand
have on the hip
have under one's thumb
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ be master of the situation
be master of the situation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ take the lead
take the lead
play first fiddle
set the fashion
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ give the law to
give the law to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ carry with a high hand
carry with a high hand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lay down the law
lay down the law
=>ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm
ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm
=>(Addison)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ rule with a rod of iron
rule with a rod of iron
&c.(severity) 739
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ ascend the throne
ascend the throne
mount the throne
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ take the reins
take the reins
take the reins into one's hand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ assume authority
assume authority
&c.->N.
???>-
the reins of government
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ take command
take command
assume the command
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ be governed by
be governed by
be in the power of
PARAG:Authority->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ ruling
ruling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ regnant
regnant
at the head
dominant
paramount
supreme
predominant
preponderant
in the ascendant
influential
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ gubernatorial
gubernatorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ imperious
imperious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ authoritative
authoritative
executive
administrative
clothed with authority
official
departmental
ex officio
imperative
peremptory
overruling
absolute
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hegemonic
hegemonic
hegemonical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ arbitrary
arbitrary
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ compulsory
compulsory
&c. 744
???>:
stringent
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ regal
regal
sovereign
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ royal
royal
royalist
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ monarchical
monarchical
kingly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ imperial
imperial
imperiatorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ princely
princely
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ feudal
feudal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ aristocratic
aristocratic
autocratic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ oligarchic
oligarchic
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ republican
republican
dynastic
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ at one's command
at one's command
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ in one's power
in one's power
in one's grasp
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ under control
under control
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ authorized
authorized
&c.(due) 924
PARAG:Authority->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in the name of
in the name of
by the authority of
de par le Roi
in virtue of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ under the auspices of
under the auspices of
in the hands of
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ at one's pleasure
at one's pleasure
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ by a dash if the pen
by a dash if the pen
by a stroke of the pen
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ ex mero motu
ex mero motu
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ ex catahedra
ex catahedra

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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