See also: autorita

Italian edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin auctōritātem, derived from auctor.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈta/*
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧ri‧tà

Noun edit

autorità f (invariable)

  1. (uncountable) authority (power to enforce rules or give orders)
  2. (in the plural) authorities (bodies that have power and control in a particular sphere)
  3. extended meanings:
  4. (by extension) prestige, influence
    • mid 1300smid 1310s, Dante Alighieri, “Canto IV”, in Inferno [Hell]‎[1], lines 112–114; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata [The Commedia according to the ancient vulgate]‎[2], 2nd revised edition, Florence: publ. Le Lettere, 1994:
      Genti v'eran con occhi tardi e gravi,
      di grande autorità ne' lor sembianti:
      parlavan rado, con voci soavi.
      People were there with solemn eyes and slow, of great authority in their countenance; they spake but seldom, and with gentle voices.
  5. (by extension) an authoritative testimony or claim
  6. (by extension) an influential example
  7. (rare) a quote from a literary work
  8. authority (person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject)

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Further reading edit

  • autorità in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Noun edit

autorità f (plural autoriteies)

  1. authority

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Noun edit

autorità f

  1. authority