figure of authority

noun phrase

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.

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“Figure of authority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figure%20of%20authority. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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