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authority

[ôthôr′ətē]
a relationship between two or more persons or groups characterized by the influence one may exercise over the other through ideas, commands, suggestions, or instructions.

authority

(1) An expert in a particular field.
(2) The right to mandate the action of others.
(3) A public body, the remit of which is to ensure adherence to laws, state (government) regulations and public policy.

authority

An expert in a particular field

authority

the originator of a scientific name usually cited in most taxonomic works. The name of the authority (or sometimes just the initial letter) is given after the scientific name, for example Tringa totanus (Linnaeus).

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Q. do the government and the authorities acknowledge in alcoholism as a disease and they fund the treatment for it ?

A. complicated. the authorities are well aware of the problem:
http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm
but in the U.S. the public health care is very bad (at least at my opinion). you can be thrown to the streets if you have mental problems. without any accountability. about alcoholism- there is a bit of help but but certainly not enough!! you can understand from the link i gave you.

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