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Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

authority

1. Institutionalized and legal power inherent in a particular job, function, orposition that is meant to enable its holder to successfully carry out his or her responsibilities. 
2. Power that is delegated formally. It includes a right to command a situation, commit resources, give orders and expect them to be obeyed, it is always accompanied by an equal responsibility for one's actions or a ...
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Everyone in school respected the tough new principal's authority and no one disobeyed him, not even the older, more difficult students.