from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or arising from authority; official: an authoritative decree; authoritative sources.
- adj. Of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable: an authoritative account of the revolution.
- adj. Wielding authority; commanding: the captain's authoritative manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Arising or originating from a figure of authority
- adj. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
- adj. Having a commanding style.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.
- adj. Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having due authority; having the sanction or weight of authority; entitled to credence or obedience: as, “authoritative teaching,” Barrow.
- Having an air of authority; positive; peremptory; dictatorial.
- Synonyms Authoritative, Magisterial, etc. (see magisterial), commanding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having authority or ascendancy or influence
- adj. of recognized authority or excellence
- adj. sanctioned by established authority
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The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Thursday that foreign media reports that Mr. Jiang has died are "pure rumor," citing what it called "authoritative sources."
The report compared the names of people on the tickets to what it called authoritative lists of Hispanic names developed by the U.S. Census and other researchers.
The ideal parents ` style is what we call the authoritative parenting style which has a balance between correction and loving nurture and spanking can be an effective tool within that style of parenting.
When people refer to it they usually preface it with the word "authoritative" or "independent".
The report compared the names of people on the tickets to what it called authoritative lists of Hispanic names developed bythe U.S. Census and other researchers.
Steel Association (CISA) and the heads of more than 10 mills wrote the joint letter to Wen on March 11, asking him to take up the issue of rising iron ore import prices at a national level, the paper reported, quoting what it described as authoritative sources.
SEAL database; most are completely ignorant of the ability to rapidly obtain authoritative verification or denial of claims regarding military service as a SEAL.
I will believe it when I see it in authoritative case law.
Citing factually inaccurate information as authoritative is actually just as bad as saying it yourself.
My understanding, not authoritative, is that nuns may wear their habits in public, but priests may not.