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- noun idiomatic The holders of power or the
authoritiesin a given situation, especially as seen as being facelessor unreasonably bureaucratic.
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After the Authorized Version of the Bible, Romans 13:1: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The powers that be are ordained of God."
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