The word authority is derived from the Latin word auctoritas, meaning invention, advice, opinion, influence, command or implying the action of the will of one mind over the will of another.
Authority is institutionalized and legal power inherent in a particular job, function, or position that is meant to enable its holder to successfully carry out his or her responsibilities. It includes a right to command a situation, commit resources, give orders and expect them to be obeyed, it is always accompanied by an equal responsibility for ones actions or a failure to act.
Authority in government
An agency or body created by a government to perform a specific function, such as environment management, power generation, or tax collection.
Authority in court
Judgment of a court or judicial opinion quoted in support of a legal argument.
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