Now he was exerting his authority in another way.
I didn't mean to sound like some kind of authority on the subject.
"Get out," she said with as much authority as she could muster.
Still, what business could survive without a person with final authority on decisions?
Even then he had begun to distrust the authority of tradition and his teachers.
He had neither authority nor right to ignore her emphatic command that he leave her place and remain silent about what he'd seen.
Her father had been the final authority, but never had she questioned her mother's authority.
People that dictate the rules make decisions for others with much authority.
Anyone in authority seemed habitually out of the office after Dean gave his name.
It had to be difficult to maintain any semblance of authority with a toddler clinging to his face, but he managed to do it.
He's unaccustomed to having his authority challenged.
She had no authority to access anything and no ability to see the emerops facilities or fed facilities.
News and information that undermine their credibility or authority aren't so welcome either.
It was thus practically a committee of the larger council, and assisted the king in his judicial work, its authority being as undefined as his own.