under the authority of
Definition of under the authority of
: with the permission of (someone in power) He was acting under the authority of the company president.
Word by Word Definitions
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior
: freedom granted by one in authority : right
: persons in command
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