Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

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Examples

  • They bitch to authorities& the authorities side with the ratepayer.

    Peak Oil News

  • On a wall was a message written in blood and signed "Z200," a moniker authorities say belongs to a local wing of Mexico's Los Zetas.

    Mexican Gang Moves Into Guatemala

  • If you've lived under the Communist regime, you would have some anxiety around officialdom, and perhaps my call, and my use of the term authorities, had touched a nerve.

    The Magyar Venus

  • Iran, said Nackaerts, has refused to discuss alleged weapons experiments for three years, with Tehran saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" -- a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

    www.startribune.com

  • Iran has refused to discuss the alleged weapons experiments for three years, saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

    News

  • Iran has refused to discuss the alleged weapons experiments for three years, saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" -- a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Iran has refused to discuss the alleged weapons experiments for three years, saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" - a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

    NYDN Rss

  • Report Abuse "Iran has dismissed the information, saying it is based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" - a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Iran has refused to discuss the alleged weapons experiments for more than three years, saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries" - a phrase authorities in Iran often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Following the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in 2006, women's rights activists angrily spoke out against what they called authorities 'acceptance of sexual harassment against women, after a mob of men openly molested women in central Cairo.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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