Since the imperial authority did not assert the power that it had, the colonists were left to govern themselves.
The government was able to provide unity for a vast area through a combination of local autonomy and imperial authority.
During the course of the 8th century, however, imperial authority was gradually extended to the interior.
He was caught by imperial authorities and accused of treason.
The discovery would not dispose him any more favorably to the imperial authority, of course.
Though, most importantly, the church was clearly an independent player in the political system of the Empire, not subject to imperial authority.
They have taken their objections to the streets and challenged imperial authority.
The dispatch, taken to mean what it said on its face, was made public before the imperial authorities corrected their error.
The last rebuilding effort was undertaken by the Russian imperial authorities in the 19th century.
From his presence all imperial authority flowed, both civil and military.