auctoritas

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From auctor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • auctoritas” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • 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
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