a person whose real or apparent authority over others inspires or demands obedience and emulation:
Parents, teachers, and police officers are traditional authority figures for children.
Muehl was of course the authority figure, with all resultant perks.
The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl Anthony Haden-Guest September 21, 2014
The universe becomes a chaotic universe if you have a parent or authority figure who just punishes you totally randomly.
Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity Caryn James September 27, 2014
An elderly or sick person would be especially vulnerable to the sophisticated nudging of an authority figure like a doctor.
Obama’s Euthanasia Mistake Lee Siegel August 10, 2009
Bert was always seen as an authority figure, for better and worse.
John Slattery on the ‘Mad Men’ Midseason Finale, Roger Sterling’s Power Move, and ‘God’s Pocket’ Marlow Stern May 25, 2014
authority figure au·thor·i·ty figure (ə-thôr’ĭ-tē, ô-thôr’-)
A real or projected person in a position of power.
- Authority file
a file, either on cards or in machine-readable format, in which decisions involving bibliographic records, particularly for form of entry, are recorded to establish a precedent or rule for subsequent decisions and to provide for consistency of entries.
the act of . permission or power granted by an ; sanction. a legislative act money to be spent for government programs that specifies a maximum spending level without provision for actual funds. Contemporary Examples Congress might vote on the authorization of force measure as soon as December. America United on Syria, for Now Michael […]
given or endowed with : an authorized agent. duly sanctioned. to give or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders. to give for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco. to establish by or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books. to afford […]
- Authorized capital
the aggregate par value or the total subscription price of all equity shares of a corporation authorized to be issued under its charter. Historical Examples A company cannot commence business until 10% of its authorized capital has been subscribed and paid for. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7 Various The total of the […]