authority

authority
o:'Ɵorəti
plural - authorities; noun
1) (the power or right to do something: He gave me authority to act on his behalf.) autoridad
2) (a person who is an expert, or a book that can be referred to, on a particular subject: He is an authority on Roman history.) autoridad
3) ((usually in plural) the person or people who have power in an administration etc: The authorities would not allow public meetings.) autoridades
4) (a natural quality in a person which makes him able to control and influence people: a man of authority.) autoridad
- authoritative
authority n autoridad
El plural de authority se escribe authorities
authority
tr[ɔː'ɵɒrɪtɪ]
noun (pl authorities)
1 (gen) autoridad nombre femenino
2 (permission) autorización nombre femenino, permiso
3 (expert) autoridad nombre femenino, experto
he's an authority on rabbit breeding es una autoridad en cunicultura
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to exercise one's authority ejercer la autoridad
to have it on good authority that ... saber de buena tinta que ...
the local authority el ayuntamiento
authority [ə'ɵɔrət̬i, ɔ-] n, pl -ties
1) expert: autoridad f ; experto m , -ta f
2) power: autoridad f , poder m
3) authorization: autorización f , licencia f
4)
the authorities : las autoridades fpl
5)
on good authority : de buena fuente
authority
n.
autoridad s.f.
férula s.f.
mando s.m.
potestad s.f.
suposición s.f.
ə'θɔːrəti, ɔː'θɒrəti
noun (pl -ties)
1) u
a) (power) autoridad f

those in authority — los que tienen la autoridad, los que mandan

I have no authority in the matter — no tengo competencia en el asunto

b) (authorization)

authority to + inf — autorización f para + inf

he acted without proper authority — actuó sin la debida autorización

c) (authoritativeness) autoridad f

I can speak with some authority on this subject — puedo hablar del tema con cierta autoridad

2) c (person, body) autoridad f

the proper authority o authorities — la(s) autoridad(es) competente(s)

she was detained by the Belgian authorities — fue detenida por las autoridades belgas

3) c
a) (expert)

authority (on something) — autoridad f (en algo)

he is an authority on the subject — es una autoridad en la materia

b) (source) autoridad f

to have something on good authority — saber* algo de buena fuente

[ɔː'θɒrɪtɪ]
N
1) (=power) autoridad f

those in authority — los que tienen la autoridad

who is in authority here? — ¿quién manda aquí?

to be in authority over — tener autoridad sobre

2) (=authorization)

to give sb the authority to do sth — autorizar a algn a hacer algo, autorizar a algn para que haga algo

to have authority to do sth — tener autoridad or estar autorizado para hacer algo

on one's own authority — por su propia autoridad

to do sth without authority — hacer algo sin tener autorización

3) (=official body) autoridad f

the authorities — las autoridades

the customs authorities — las autoridades aduaneras

to apply to the proper authorities — dirigirse a la autoridad competente

health, local, regional
4) (=expert) autoridad f

he's an authority (on) — es una autoridad (en)

5) (=expert opinion) autoridad f

on the authority of Plato — con la autoridad de Platón

I have it on good authority that ... — sé de buena fuente que ...

6) (=authoritativeness) autoridad f

to speak with authority — hablar con autoridad or con conocimiento de causa

* * *
[ə'θɔːrəti, ɔː'θɒrəti]
noun (pl -ties)
1) u
a) (power) autoridad f

those in authority — los que tienen la autoridad, los que mandan

I have no authority in the matter — no tengo competencia en el asunto

b) (authorization)

authority to + inf — autorización f para + inf

he acted without proper authority — actuó sin la debida autorización

c) (authoritativeness) autoridad f

I can speak with some authority on this subject — puedo hablar del tema con cierta autoridad

2) c (person, body) autoridad f

the proper authority o authorities — la(s) autoridad(es) competente(s)

she was detained by the Belgian authorities — fue detenida por las autoridades belgas

3) c
a) (expert)

authority (on something) — autoridad f (en algo)

he is an authority on the subject — es una autoridad en la materia

b) (source) autoridad f

to have something on good authority — saber* algo de buena fuente


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

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