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What is another word for authoritative?

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Adjective
Of, or related to, authority of governance
“The same commission gives ministers an authoritative power to preach to Heathens.”
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Commanding and self-confident
“Henry, fighting the urge to just disappear and let the battle rage on, shifted somewhat pompously and very self-confidently into a loud authoritative voice.”
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Dictatorial or overbearing in the use of one's authority
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“Pro-growth policies may be carried out and implemented within a highly democratic political process or by a completely authoritative dictator.”
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Being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
“It stands without peer in the public arena as the most authoritative record of one of the nation's most trying experiences.”
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Recognized as being reliable or accurate
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“If the IRS is the authoritative source of tax information, is there any reason to look elsewhere on the Net for tax expertise?”
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Legally binding or recognized according to law
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“This is the authoritative contract used by industry participants because it established international standards governing privately negotiated derivative trades.”
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Having great influence or persuasion over
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“Judge Lord's harsh reprimand of A.H. Robins' management provides an authoritative argument for the necessity of corporate social responsibility to mitigate the harms of technological disasters.”
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Having authority over the policies, actions, and affairs of a state or organization
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Indisputable, beyond doubt
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Boldly self-assured
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Conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
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High or prominent in rank or status
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Superseding others in importance or status
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Renowned and recognized in a given field or domain
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Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind
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Awe-inspiring
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Based on, or displaying, common sense
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Having great influence on the result of something
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Having or showing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits
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Of judges or the administration of justice
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