Other Word Forms of Authority
Origin of Authority
Middle English autorite (“book or quotation that settles an argument”), from Old French auctorité, from Latin stem of auctoritas (“invention, advice, opinion, influence, command”), from auctor (“master, leader, author”)
Middle English auctorite from Old French autorite from Latin auctōritās auctōritāt- from auctor creator author
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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