authoritative definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or due to expert; official: an authoritative decree; respected sources.
    • Of recognized precision or quality; extremely trustworthy: an authoritative account of this change.
    • Wielding expert; commanding: the captain's respected way.
    • Arising or via a figure of expert
    • very precise or definitive; addressed or worth therapy as a scholarly authority
    • Having a commanding style.
    • Having, or continuing from, because of authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.
    • Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory.
    • having expert or ascendancy or influence
    • of recognized authority or superiority
    • sanctioned by set up expert
  • others:
    • Having because of authority; getting the sanction or body weight of authority; eligible to credence or obedience: because, “authoritative teaching,” Barrow.
    • Having an air of expert; positive; peremptory; dictatorial.
    • Synonyms Authoritative, Magisterial, an such like. (see magisterial), commanding.

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