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au•thor•i•ta•tive



Pronunciation: (u-thôr'i-tā"tiv, u-thor'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/authoritative.html on line 79 [key]
adj.
1. having due authority; having the sanction or weight of authority: an authoritative opinion.
2. substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most authorities in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject.
3. having an air of authority; accustomed to exercising authority; positive; peremptory; dictatorial: said with an authoritative air.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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