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(nou) the power or right to give orders or make decisions (nou) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others (nou) an expert whose views are taken as definitive (nou) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities (nou) an administrative unit of government (nou) official permission or approval (nou) an authoritative written work

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The controlling authority of the lake is the San Jacinto River Authority.

The power of the central authority passed into the hands of the generals.

The power of the rational legal authority is mentioned in the constitution.

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