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Middle French[edit]


Old French autorité, with the c added back to reflect the original Latin etymon auctoritas.


auctorité f (plural auctoritez)

  1. authority
    • 15th century (date of publication), Rustichello da Pisa (original author), Mazarine Master (scribe), The Travels of Marco Polo, page 7, line 1:
      et estoit legat de grant auctorité
      and was a legat of great authority

Old French[edit]


auctorité f (oblique plural auctoritez, nominative singular auctorité, nominative plural auctoritez)

  1. Alternative form of autorité