But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him.
(used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government.
No sooner has a [synthetic] drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one. These “legal highs” are sold for the few months it takes the authorities to identify and ban them, and then the cycle begins again.
(countable) A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.
the world's foremost authority on orangutans
1930 September 18, Albert Einstein, as quoted in Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (1988) by Banesh Hoffman
To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
Government-owned agency which runs a revenue-generating activity.
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