HyperDic: civil_authority

English > 1 sense of the expression civil authority:
NOUNperson civil authority, civil officera person who exercises authority over civilian affairs
English > civil authority: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who exercises authority over civilian affairs.
Synonymcivil officer
Narrowermayor, city managerThe head of a city government
Broaderauthority(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
Spanishautoridad civil
Catalanautoritat civil

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