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Authority vs. Dominance

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  • Authority (noun)

    The power to enforce rules or give orders.

    "I have the authority to penalise the staff in my department, but not the authority to sack them."

    "She lost all her respect and authority after turning up drunk to the meeting."

    "Respect my authority!"

  • Authority (noun)

    Persons in command; specifically, government.

  • Authority (noun)

    A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.

    "the world's foremost authority on orangutans"

  • Authority (noun)

    Government-owned agency which runs a revenue-generating activity.

    "New York Port Authority"

  • Dominance (noun)

    The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.

  • Dominance (noun)

    Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.

  • Dominance (noun)

    The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.

  • Dominance (noun)

    The property of a gene such that it suppresses the expression of its allele.

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  • Authority (noun)

    Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a court.

  • Authority (noun)

    Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.

  • Authority (noun)

    The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem; influence of character, office, or station, or mental or moral superiority, and the like; claim to be believed or obeyed; as, an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.

  • Authority (noun)

    That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, actions, measures, etc.

  • Dominance (noun)

    Predominance; ascendency; authority.

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  • Authority (noun)

    the power or right to give orders or make decisions;

    "he has the authority to issue warrants"

    "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"

  • Authority (noun)

    (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others;

    "the authorities have issued a curfew"

  • Authority (noun)

    an expert whose views are taken as definitive;

    "he is an authority on corporate law"

  • Authority (noun)

    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;

    "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"

    "after that failure he lost his confidence"

    "she spoke with authority"

  • Authority (noun)

    an administrative unit of government;

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"

    "the Census Bureau"

    "Office of Management and Budget"

    "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  • Authority (noun)

    official permission or approval;

    "authority for the program was renewed several times"

  • Authority (noun)

    an authoritative written work;

    "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"

  • Dominance (noun)

    superior development of one side of the body

  • Dominance (noun)

    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another;

    "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

  • Dominance (noun)

    the power or right to give orders or make decisions;

    "he has the authority to issue warrants"

    "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"

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