AUTHORIZE (permit) [See Permission]; warrant (right) [See Dueness]; dictate (order) [See Command]; have -, hold -, possess -, exercise -, exert -, grasp -, seize -, wrest -, wield- -authority &c. n.
RULE, sway, command, control, administer; govern (direct) [See Direction]; lead, preside over, reign; possess -, be seated on -, occupy -, seize- the throne; sway -, wield- the scepter or sceptre; wear the crown.
be at the head of &c. adj.; hold -, be in -, fill an- office; hold-, occupy- a post; be master [See Master].
DOMINATE; have -, get- the -upper, - whip- hand; gain a hold upon, preponderate, dominate, rule the roast; boss [colloq., chiefly U. S.]; override, overrule, overawe; lord it over, hold in hand, keep under, make a puppet of, lead by the nose, turn round ones little finger, bend to ones will, hold ones own, wear the breeches [colloq.]; have the ball at ones feet, have it all ones own way, have the game in ones own hand, have on the hip, have under ones thumb; be master of the situation; take the lead, play first fiddle, set the fashion; give the law to; carry with a high hand; lay down the law; ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm [adapted from Addison]; rule with a rod of iron (severity) [See Severity].
ASSUME AUTHORITY &c. n.; ascend -, mount- the throne; take the reins, - into ones hand; assume the reins of government; take -, assume the- command.
BE GOVERNED BY, be in the power of; be under the -rule of, - dominion of.
RULING &c. v.; regnant, at the head, dominant, paramount, supreme, predominant, preponderant, in the ascendant, influential; gubernatorial; imperious; authoritative, executive, administrative, clothed with authority, official, bureaucratic, departmental, ex officio [L.], imperative, peremptory, overruling, absolute; hegemonic or hegemonical; arbitrary; compulsory [See Compulsion]; stringent.
at ones command; in ones power, in ones grasp; under control; authorized (due) [See Dueness].
SOVEREIGN; regal, royal, royalist, monarchical, kingly; dynastic, imperial, imperialistic; princely; feudal; aristocratic, autocratic; oligarchic &c. n.; democratic, republican.
in the name of, by the authority of, at ones command, de par le Roi [F.], in virtue of; under the auspices of, in the hands of.
at ones pleasure; by a dash (or stroke) of the pen; at ones nod; by lifting ones finger; ex mero motu [L.]; ex cathedrâ [L.].
The gray mare the better horse.
Every inch a king.Lear
A dogs obeyed in office.Lear
Cada uno tiene su alguazil.
Le Roi le veut.
Regibus esse manus an nescis longas.
The demigod Authority.Measure for Measure
Off with his head! so much for Buckingham.Cibber
The right divine of kings to govern wrong.Pope
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.Henry IV
Government of the people, by the people, for the people.Lincoln
Quack remedies are generally as noxious to the body politic as to the body corporal.Roosevelt