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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (power)
a. authority
El cajero del banco no tiene autoridad para aprobar ese depósito.The bank teller does not have the authority to approve that deposit.
2. (command)
a. control
La maestra de español no tiene autoridad sobre sus alumnos.The Spanish teacher has no control over her students.
3. (person in charge)
a. authority
Las autoridades arrestaron al sospechoso y lo llevaron a la cárcel.The authorities arrested the suspect and put him in jail.
4. (prestige based on competence)
a. authority
La doctora tiene mucha autoridad en el ámbito de la geología regional.The doctor enjoys great authority in the field of regional geology.
5. (confident quality)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Antonio describe con autoridad la situación económica de su país.Antonio gives an authoritative account of his country's economic situation.
Don Bernardo habló con mucha autoridad de la economía.Don Bernardo spoke very authoritatively about the economy.
6. (expert)
a. authority
El Dr. Soto es una autoridad en cualquier tema lingüístico.Dr. Soto is an authority on anything to do with language.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (poder)
a. authority
impusieron su autoridadthey imposed their authority
autoridad moralmoral authority
2. (persona al mando)
las autoridades militares/religiosasthe military/religious authorities
entregarse a las autoridadesto give oneself up
la autoridadthe authorities
3. (eminencia)
a. authority
es una autoridad en historiahe is an authority on history
4. (control, dominio)
a. authority
habla siempre con mucha autoridadshe always talks with great authority
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1 (potestad) authority
las autoridades the authorities; autoridades aduaneras customs authorities; ¡abran a la autoridad! open up in the name of the law!; entregarse a la autoridad to give o.s. up to the police; (to the police)
autoridad de sanidad health authorities
; (p)
autoridad local local authority
2 (persona) authority
3 (boato) pomp; show
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