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on one's own authority

Definition of on one's own authority

  1. :  with the power or right (to do something) <“Who gave him the authority to do this?” “He didn't do it on his own authority>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

  1. :  a citation (as from a book or file) used in defense or support

    :  the source from which the citation is drawn

    :  a conclusive statement or set of statements (as an official decision of a court)

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different from the usual or normal

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