with authority

Definition of with authority

:with the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected or obeyed by other people
  • She spoke with authority about the history of the building.

Word by Word Definitions

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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