: ux|en|I have the authority to penalise the staff in my department, but not the authority to sack them.
: ux|en|She lost all her respect and authority after turning up drunk to the meeting.
: ux|en|Respect my authority!
*: But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him.
: ux|en|the worlds foremost authority on orangutans
*: To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.