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Authority vs. Endorsement

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Authoritynoun

(uncountable) 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!’;

Endorsementnoun

The act or quality of endorsing

‘The association announced its endorsement of the policy.’; ‘The bank required that cheque endorsement be witnessed by a cashier.’; ‘Companies sometimes pay millions for product endorsement by celebrities.’;

Authoritynoun

(used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government.

Endorsementnoun

An amendment or annotation to an insurance contract or other official document (such as a driving licence).

‘Mr. Jones paid extra for the flood damage endorsement on his house insurance.’;

Authoritynoun

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

‘the world's foremost authority on orangutans’;

Endorsementnoun

(aviation) An instructor's signed acknowledgement of time practising specific flying skills.

‘Once she obtained the endorsement of her night flying hours, Joanna was approved to take the pilot's examination.’;

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Authoritynoun

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

‘New York Port Authority’;

Endorsementnoun

Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.

‘Wanted: Accredited teacher with Grade 12 mathematics endorsement.’; ‘To transport gasoline, truckers must have a valid licence and the hazardous materials endorsement.’;

Authoritynoun

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.

‘Thus can the demigod, Authority,Make us pay down for our offense.’; ‘By what authority doest thou these things ?’;

Endorsementnoun

Sponsorship, in means of money, by a company, business or enterprise.

‘After the Olympics, he was hoping to get an endorsement deal.’;

Authoritynoun

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

Endorsementnoun

Support from an important, renowned figure of a media (celebrity, politics, sports, etc.), to get back up.

‘I'm not sure whether an endorsement from Donald Trump will help or hurt.’;

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Authoritynoun

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.

Endorsementnoun

Same as Indorsement.

Authoritynoun

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

‘Wilt thou be glass wherein it shall discernAuthority for sin, warrant for blame.’;

Endorsementnoun

a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books);

‘the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book’;

Authoritynoun

the power or right to give orders or make decisions;

‘he has the authority to issue warrants’; ‘deputies are given authorization to make arrests’;

Endorsementnoun

a speech seconding a motion;

‘do I hear a second?’;

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Authoritynoun

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

‘the authorities have issued a curfew’;

Endorsementnoun

formal and explicit approval;

‘a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement’;

Authoritynoun

an expert whose views are taken as definitive;

‘he is an authority on corporate law’;

Endorsementnoun

a signature that validates something;

‘the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement’;

Authoritynoun

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’;

Endorsementnoun

the act of endorsing;

‘a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements’;

Authoritynoun

an administrative unit of government;

‘the Central Intelligence Agency’; ‘the Census Bureau’; ‘Office of Management and Budget’; ‘Tennessee Valley Authority’;

Authoritynoun

official permission or approval;

‘authority for the program was renewed several times’;

Authoritynoun

an authoritative written work;

‘this book is the final authority on the life of Milton’;

Authority

In the fields of sociology and political science, authority is the legitimate power that a person or a group of persons possess and practice over other people. In a civil state, authority is made formal by way of a judicial branch and an executive branch of government.In the exercise of governance, the terms authority and power are inaccurate synonyms.

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