HyperDic: authorities

English > 1 sense of the word authorities:
NOUNgroupauthorities, government, regimethe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
authorities > pronunciation
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > authorities: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
Example "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
Synonymsgovernment, regime
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
MembersdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
executivepersons who administer the law
government departmentA department of government
government officials, officialdomPeople elected or appointed to administer a government
judiciary, benchpersons who administer justice
legislature, legislative assembly, legislative body, general assembly, law-makerspersons who make or amend or repeal laws
Partsadministration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisationThe persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial systemThe system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
NarrowerDowning StreetThe British government
ancien regimeA political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
authoritarian state, authoritarian regimeA government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people
bureaucracyA government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
court, royal courtThe sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state / state
empireA group of countries under a single authority
federal governmentA government with strong central powers
government-in-exileA temporary government moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to rule when their country is liberated
local governmentThe government of a local area
military government, stratocracygovernment by the military and an army
palaceThe governing group of a kingdom
papacy, pontificateThe government of the Roman Catholic Church
puppet government, puppet state, pupet regimeA government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed
stateThe group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state
state governmentThe government of a state in the United States
totalitarian state, totalitation regimeA government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures
BroaderpolityA politically organized unit
Spanishautoridad, gobierno, régimen
Catalanautoritat, govern, règim

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