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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).

Patient discussion about authority

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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Recognizing that an alternative solution to autodialing and traditional skip tracing was needed, Neustar created its authoritative data solution to provide precise links between a consumer's phone number, identity information and demographics, and then overlay insights on the phone including a time window when an outbound call is most likely to be answered.
Although further research is needed, results suggest that it is important for dietitians and other health care providers to reinforce authoritative parenting styles in order to increase the likelihood of occurrence of family meals," according to lead investigator Jerica M.
Third, stamping knowledge as authoritative decreases our information.
In general, children and adolescents who are raised by Authoritative parents tend to have better psychosocial skills and display better emotional well being than do the offspring of parents who are not Authoritative (Darling & Steinberg, 1993; Parker & Gladstone, 1996; Steinberg, Lamborn, Darling, Mounts, & Dornbusch, 1994).
The context of authoritative discourse and its effect on student's mathematical agency is one of many in which the author found his practices not reflecting his beliefs or intentions.
Sir William Blackstone likewise held in his authoritative Commentaries on the Laws of England that the common law derives its moral authority from the natural law.
Statements of facts or opinions on a subject of science, art, or specialized knowledge contained in a published treatise, periodical, book, dissertation, pamphlet, or other writing may be used in cross-examination of an expert witness if the expert witness recognizes the author or the treatise, periodical, book, dissertation, pamphlet, or other writing to be authoritative, or, notwithstanding nonrecognition by the expert witness, if the trial court finds the author or the treatise, periodical, book, dissertation, pamphlet, or other writing to be authoritative and relevant to the subject matter.
The National Library of Medicine's (NLM[R]) MedlinePlus[R] is a high-quality gateway to consumer health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other authoritative organizations.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that nutrient claims for specific omega-3 fatty acids are now permitted in the labeling of conventional foods and dietary supplements, based on authoritative statements submitted in January 2004 under the notification provision of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA).
In contrast to the amount of guidance available for GAAP, there is little authoritative guidance available for preparing and reporting on OCBOA financial statements.
Jordan says that authoritative knowledge is the result when one kind of knowledge gains ascendance and legitimacy, and consequently other kinds of knowledge are devalued or dismissed.
As a result, we have an authoritative edition of one of the most important, as well as compendious, works of seventeenth-century literature and science.