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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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Overall, my findings offer support for the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between authoritarian attitudes and attitudes toward torture.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the widespread failure of centrally planned economics during the 1980s, advocacy of authoritarian central planning has become taboo.
In liberal societies, individuals or groups that advocate the replacement of democracy with a more authoritarian regime are labeled extremists; in authoritarian societies, those who espouse liberal ideals are labeled as extremists by the ruling class or government.
Cameron as Prime Minister is authoritarian and exposes the opportunism of his own spin when he claimed in opposition he'd defend freedoms.
Iraq, now free of American influence, has gone from being an authoritarian state under Saddam Hussein's nominally secular control to an authoritarian state under the auspices of Nouri al-Maliki, who will almost certainly be given a third term as premier, having cemented his control by pursuing openly sectarian policies favoring Shiites and targeting Sunni Muslims.