Authority

Authority (from the Latin auctoritas) is a right conferred by recognized social position. Authority often refers to power vested in an individual or organization by the state. Authority can also refer to recognized expertise in an area of academic knowledge. An Authority (capitalized) refers to a governing body upon which certain authority (with lower case a) is vested.

Other articles related to "authority":

Teacher - Obligation To Honor Students Rights
... Sudbury model democratic schools claim that popularly based authority can maintain order more effectively than dictatorial authority for governments and schools alike ... develops, against other schools today, where rules are arbitrary, authority is absolute, punishment is capricious, and due process of law is unknown ...
Governor Of Indiana - Office - Authority
... the governor has very limited executive authority to manage the government of the state most exercisable powers over state agencies are held by independent elected ... to constitutional powers, governors also have a considerable degree of statutory authority ... Most of the authority exercised by governors on a daily basis is derived from statute, giving the General Assembly a great degree of power to expand or contract the governor's authority ...
Root Certificate
... or a self-signed certificate that identifies the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ... a digital signature from a certificate authority (CA) ... The trust anchor for the digital certificate is the Root Certificate Authority (CA) ...
Facilitator - Authority
... The concept of authority (of the facilitator) is one which can cause confusion ... in the educational context) as being Tutelary Authority - based on the competences and skills of the Tutor/Facilitator Political Authority - involving the exercise of educational ... particularly in the planning dimension.) Charismatic Authority - influence by presence, style and manner ...
Jackie Lawrence (politician) - Early Life
... County Council Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Police authority ... County Council on its formation as a Unitary Authority before being adopted as Parliamentary candidate for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency ...

Famous quotes containing the word authority:

    Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
    Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    When the nature of the thing is incomprehensible, I can acquiesce in the Scripture: but when the signification of words is incomprehensible, I cannot acquiesce in the authority of a Schoolman.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny.
    Jacques Maritain (1882–1973)