♦ authority

♦ authority
♦ authority /ɔ:ˈɵɒrətɪ/
1 [u] autorità: to exercise one's authority, esercitare la propria autorità; to assert one's authority, affermare la propria autorità; to undermine sb.'s authority, minare l'autorità di q.; those in authority, quelli che comandano; Who's in authority here?, chi comanda qui?; on sb.'s authority, per ordine di q.; under sb.'s authority, secondo gli ordini di q.
2 [u] autorizzazione; permesso; delega (ad agire): He has my authority to do it, ha la mia autorizzazione a fare ciò; to have no authority to do st., non avere l'autorizzazione di (o non essere autorizzato a) fare qc.; to give authority to do st., dare l'autorizzazione a (o il permesso di) fare qc.; (comm.) authority to pay, autorizzazione a fare pagamenti
3 [u] autorevolezza; autorità: to speak with authority, parlare con autorevolezza; to carry a lot of authority, essere molto autorevole; an air of authority, un'aria autorevole; authority figure, figura autorevole; absolute authority, autorità assoluta
4 [uc] (spesso al pl.) autorità; ente: the highest authority in the country, la massima autorità del paese; We won't have to deal with authority, non dovremo consultare le autorità; health authorities, autorità sanitarie; local authorities, enti locali; (in NZ, GB) unitary authority, unità amministrativa territoriale
5 (polit., econ.) organismo di controllo e vigilanza; autorità; authority
6 esperto; autorità: She's an authority on marine biology, è un'autorità in materia di biologia marina; the leading authorities, i massimi esperti
7 testo autorevole: to consult one's authorities, consultare i propri testi
8 fonte (d'informazione): I have it on good authority, lo so da fonte autorevole (o sicura).

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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