From God laws derive their authority, including those which royalty has over the clergy.
He derives his authority from the first beast and probably represents the emperor himself.
Assad successfully became a popular leader deriving his authority from the people.
Photography, centuries later, would derive its authority partly from this principle.
It is also crucial that the American people have full faith and confidence in the electoral process from which the president derives authority.
They said they derived their moral authority from a child welfare system too broken to protect children.
These documents didn't derive their authority from being selected; each one was authoritative before anyone gathered them together.
The Constitution derives its authority instead from the consent of the people of the states.
It is thought that these laws originally derived their authority from the kings of Galloway.
Their traditions derive authority from the Bible, and are therefore always open to reëvaluation.