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authority       29489960X

Scope note
Power that is recognized as legitimate, or morally just, by members of a society or social group. Also, power that is institutionalized and thus routinely obeyed.

Broader terms
power

Related terms
leadership
legitimacy

Subject category
05.01.03 SOCIAL RELATIONS

Indexing history
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see patronage.



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