Authority Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Authority, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Authority?

(n) Authority is the form of power bestowed on a person by virtue of his holding of certain position or social responsibility to fulfill the duties entrusted on them. Authority is the tool used to demand diligence and obedience of the persons under their command to achieve the objectives of the group or association.