figure of authority
Definition of figure of authority
: a person who has authority over another person : a person who has the power to give orders or make decisions A child needs a figure of authority in his or her life.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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 write figures over or under (the bass) in order to indicate the accompanying chords
: power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior
: freedom granted by one in authority : right
: persons in command
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