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  • noun idiomatic The holders of power or the authorities in a given situation, especially as seen as being faceless or unreasonably bureaucratic.

Etymologies

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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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