Community elders often hold more authority than those in formal government positions.
There he served as an officer in the army of the Khan but did not hold authority over any territory.
Religion was a powerful force, and the priests sometimes held more authority than the kings.
He thought that the radio voices had held more authority and depth.
He was opposed by the Earps who held authority at different times on the federal, county and local level.
That seemed to be his one reason in life, to hold blind authority over the school.
Every computer in the network is assigned a range of board positions for which it holds authority.
Women had little power in the family system, and the patriarch held absolute authority.
It was the voice of a man who held authority and who'd reached a difficult decision.
From 1814 to 1820, he held military authority over Transylvania.