on one's own authority

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on one's own authority

: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

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

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

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

authority play
  1. : power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior

  2. : freedom granted by one in authority : right

  3. : persons in command


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