Definition of authority figure
- A child needs an authority figure in his or her life.
: power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior
: freedom granted by one in authority : right
: persons in command
: a number symbol : numeral, digit
: arithmetical calculations
: a written or printed character
: to represent by or as if by a figure or outline
: to decorate with a pattern
: to indicate or represent by numerals
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