supreme authority
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  • supreme authority — decisive power, ultimate judge, one whose decisions cannot be appealed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supreme authority — noun someone with the power to settle matters at will she was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion • Syn: ↑arbiter • Hypernyms: ↑expert …   Useful english dictionary

  • authority — au·thor·i·ty n pl ties 1: an official decision of a court used esp. as a precedent 2 a: a power to act esp. over others that derives from status, position, or office the authority of the president; also: jurisdiction b: the power to act …   Law dictionary

  • supreme — 01. The ascent of Mount Logan was the [supreme] challenge of his brief climbing career. 02. Adolf Hitler believed in the [supremacy] of a German master race. 03. The case is set to go before the [Supreme] Court next month. 04. The American… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • authority — noun 1 (often authorities) people with responsibility for making decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ central, district, federal, local, municipal, regional ▪ government, pu …   Collocations dictionary

  • Authority — In politics, authority (Latin auctoritas , used in Roman law as opposed to potestas and imperium ) is often used interchangeably with the term power . However, their meanings differ: while power refers to the ability to achieve certain ends,… …   Wikipedia

  • Supreme Court Act — The Supreme Court Act is an Act passed by the Parliament of Canada which established the Supreme Court of Canada. It was originally passed in 1875 as the Supreme and Exchequer Courts Act. At the time, the Supreme Court was not the supreme… …   Wikipedia

  • authority — 01. The doctor is a well known [authority] on tropical diseases. 02. [Authorities] now believe the murderer may not have acted alone. 03. He has a very [authoritative] way of speaking, but he doesn t really know what he is talking about. 04. He… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Supreme Court of the Netherlands — Hoge Raad der Nederlanden Established 1838 Jurisdiction …   Wikipedia

  • Supreme Court — su·preme court n 1: the highest court in a nation or state; specif cap S&C: the highest court in the judicial branch of the U.S. government that has original jurisdiction over controversies involving ambassadors or other ministers or consuls but… …   Law dictionary

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