auctoritas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From auctor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auctōritās f ‎(genitive auctōritātis); third declension

  1. support, backing
  2. warrant
  3. sanction, political sanction
  4. power conferred, decree, order, rights, command
  5. responsibility, opinion, judgment
  6. legal title
  7. influence, authority, prestige, reputation
  8. influential person

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative auctōritās auctōritātēs
genitive auctōritātis auctōritātum
dative auctōritātī auctōritātibus
accusative auctōritātem auctōritātēs
ablative auctōritāte auctōritātibus
vocative auctōritās auctōritātēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • auctoritas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • auctoritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • AUCTORITAS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • auctoritas in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: magna auctoritate esse
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: auctoritate valere or florere
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: magna auctoritas est in aliquo
    • to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: multum auctoritate valere, posse apud aliquem
    • to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: magna auctoritas alicuius est apud aliquem
    • to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: alicuius auctoritas multum valet apud aliquem
    • to gain dignity; to make oneself a person of consequence: auctoritatem or dignitatem sibi conciliare, parare
    • to attain to the highest eminence: ad summam auctoritatem pervenire
    • to increase a person's dignity: auctoritatem alicuius amplificare (opp. imminuere, minuere)
    • to insult a person's dignity: auctoritati, dignitati alicuius illudere
    • to be guided by another's example: auctoritatem alicuius sequi
    • standard and pattern: auctoritas et exemplum (Balb. 13. 31)
    • to have great influence: opibus, gratia, auctoritate valere, florere
    • the opinion of the senate in general: senatus auctoritas
  • auctoritas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • auctoritas in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin