Definition of "authorities"
  1. Past court decisions that offer legal direction to a court on issues in a present lawsuit, also known as precedents, and a term used in general to refer to law enforcement such as the police
How to use "authorities" in a sentence
  1. The attorney backed his position by citing several authorities from previous lawsuits.
  2. People often turn to the authorities when they require emergency help.
  3. As a judge, he relied heavily on authorities when making his ruling.

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