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auctorite

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French auctorité,[1] from Latin auctōritātem, accusative of auctōritās; equivalent to auctour +‎ -ite.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /au̯tɔriˈteː/, /au̯ktɔriˈteː/
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Hyphenation: auc‧tor‧i‧te

NounEdit

auctorite (plural auctorites)

  1. Legal authority or control; the privilege of exercising control.
  2. The right to perform a given action; approval, permission.
  3. A mixture of charisma and willpower; conviction.
  4. Legal effectiveness or standing; genuineness.
  5. The state of being recognized and regarded as useful; worthiness.
  6. The book, quotation, or source that settles an argument; a definitive, reliable, or precise document or text.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ auctoritẹ̄, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 31 April 2018.