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Authority
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Authority as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

6 August 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 29 answers for the crossword clue 'Authority', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Authority a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Authority as an answer itself some 45 times.

Authority is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 with the answer being SAYSO, we also found SAYSO to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
  • Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
  • An administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  • (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
  • Official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  • An authoritative written work; "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
  • An expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

PRO
An argument in favor of a proposal

SAY
Express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"

5 Letters

MAVEN
Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

ORANT

POWER
Physical strength

SAYSO

6 Letters

AGENCY
How a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

BUREAU
Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

EXPERT
A person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

OFFICE
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"

POOBAH

SAY-SO
The power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"

7 Letters

COMMAND
Availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

MANDATE
The commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

POTENCY
The power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"

WARRANT
A writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

8 Letters

SANCTION
A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

SURENESS
Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"

9 Letters

ASSURANCE
Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"

DOMINANCE
Superior development of one side of the body

SUPREMACY
Power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"

10 Letters

CONFIDENCE
Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"

12 Letters

JURISDICTION
(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district"

13 Letters

AUTHORISATION
The act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

AUTHORIZATION
The act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

FEDERALAGENCY
An administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

SELFASSURANCE

14 Letters

SELFCONFIDENCE

16 Letters

GOVERNMENTAGENCY
An administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

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