What You Should Have Asked Your Teachers About AUTHORITY
1. the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.”he had absolute authority over his subordinates”syn…
Source: Word of the week: AUTHORITY
When the word Authority is used in the name of an organization, this name usually refers to the governing body upon which such authority is vested; for example, the Northamptonshire Local Authority or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It is also the right to do something.
Every Local Authority has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within its area who are in need, and insofar as this is consistent with that duty, promote the upbringing of such children by their families.
The word sovereignty indicates the supreme authority. In matters of political and/or governmental power it was, in olden times, the authority of the King, over which no power within his realm could stand in opposition. The King’s word was the law of the land, and no one held any higher power or authority.
The successful American Revolution displaced any authority of the King of England and supplanted it with a brand new concept — the concept of individual sovereignty, in which, for the first time in history, the individual soul enmeshed in a human body and born with unalienable rights was seen to be the ultimate source ofsovereignty. It is called “Freedom”. It is called “Liberty”. And, less often than it should be, it is called “Personal Responsibility”. It is also called “Self-governance”