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An example use of authority in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… we do have the authority of a section …”
Authority is the right or power to govern, rule, or control.
the word authority occurs in english on average 43.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that authority can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;