- The official ruling given by a court, typically used as a basis for future cases
- The right given to an individual or entity based on their role or position which gives them control over others
- The officially or formally given power to perform certain actions, provided by legislative acts, corporate laws, or court mandates
- The right to take action, granted by individuals who hold control
- An individual who holds a position of control, typically in a government setting
- A regulatory body or organization that manages a public service which generates income
- A public body or office that oversees a particular field of regulation
- The director acted beyond his authority when he approved the budget increase without board approval.
- The newly elected mayor plans to utilize his authority to promote environmental conservation in the city.
- The housing authority has just approved new set of rules to regulate apartment rentals.