under the authority of

idiom

: with the permission of (someone in power)
He was acting under the authority of the company president.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new town office was being opened under the authority of the shadow National Unity Government (NUG), for the people, as part of the anti-junta resistance. Helen Regan, CNN, 12 Apr. 2023 The district is still under state receivership after running out of money in 2003 and remains under the authority of a fiscal trustee, who has the power to nullify the vote based on the district’s financial outlook. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan. 2023 The Biden administration has also expelled migrants more than 2 million times under the authority of the public health rule. Zolan Kanno-youngs, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2022 The final defense bill is also likely to designate the crimes of murder and kidnapping as falling under the authority of the special prosecutor, according to officials involved in negotiations. Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Dec. 2021 Baltimore remains under the authority of a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. Emily Opilo, baltimoresun.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Conservatorships are somewhat rare in the United States, and the arrangement itself involves putting a vulnerable adult (such as someone who is senile or severely developmentally disabled) under the authority of another adult, usually to protect the vulnerable adult from being taken advantage of. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2021 The rapid expulsions of Haitian migrants are taking place under the authority of Title 42, a contested Trump-era policy set in place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which let authorities turn migrants away at the border and deny them the opportunity to start a legal asylum claim. Lautaro Grinspan, ajc, 22 Sep. 2021 In May 2020, a federal grand jury indicted the officers for violating Floyd’s civil rights while acting under the authority of the government as members of law enforcement. Ashlee Banks, Essence, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Under the authority of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20authority%20of. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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