Such laws frequently confer considerable discretionary authority on public administrators.
Parliament must perform what political scientists call 'regime support systems': that is, the parliamentary process confers authority upon governmental activity and law making.
One of the masters also holds the title of Chancellor, which confers additional administrative authority.
The durable power, in contrast, "confers immediate authority, then goes on to say it shall survive incapacity."
To her office, she is likely to wear blue, a color she says confers authority.
"If the evidence was unreliable, the only effect of its massive size would have been to confer spurious statistical authority to doubtful findings."
Peter Drahos notes that "Property rights confer authority over resources.
But from the second century, orthodox churches developed the view that only certain resurrection appearances actually conferred authority on those who received them.
For example, it is possible to confer authority to make decisions regarding medical treatment, but not to sell property.
Ancestral privilege, prescribed as sacrosanct in the texts, conferred divine authority.