|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (II) Intersocial Volition|
| Section I. General Intersocial Volition|
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|NOUN:||AUTHORITY; influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, jurisdiction; right (title) [See Dueness].|
divine right, dynastic rights, authoritativeness; royalty, regality, imperiality [rare]; absoluteness, absolutism, despotism, tyranny; jus nocendi [L.]; jus divinum [L.].
COMMAND, empire, sway, rule; dominion, domination; sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty; kinghood, kingship; lordship, headship; chiefdom; patriarchy, patriarchate; leadership, hegemony; seigniory; mastery, mastership, masterdom; government (direction) [See Direction]; dictation, control.
hold, grasp; grip, gripe; reach; iron sway (severity) [See Severity]; fangs, clutches, talons; rod of empire (scepter) [See Scepter].
REIGN, régime [F.], dynasty; directorship, dictatorship; protectorate, protectorship; caliphate, pashalic, electorate; presidency, presidentship; administration; consulship, proconsulship; prefecture; seneschalship; magistrature, magistracy.
[GOVERNMENTS] empire; monarchy; limited -, constitutional- monarchy; aristarchy, aristocracy; oligarchy, democracy, demagogy; heteronomy; republic; thearchy; diarchy, duarchy, duumvirate; triarchy, triumvirate; heterarchy [obs.]; autocracy, monocracy.
representative government, constitutional government, vox populi [L.], home rule, dominion rule [Brit.], colonial government; self-government, autonomy, self-determination; republicanism, federalism; socialism; collectivism; pantisocracy; imperium in imperio [L.]; bureaucracy; beadledom, Bumbledom; stratocracy [rare], martial law; military -power, - government; feodality, feodatory, feudal system, feudalism.
GYNOCRACY, gynarchy, gynecocracy or gynæcocracy, matriarchy, matriarchate, metrocracy; petticoat government.
[VICARIOUS AUTHORITY] commission [See Commission]; deputy [See Deputy]; permission [See Permission].
STATE, realm, commonwealth, country, power, polity, body politic, posse comitatus [L.]; toparchy.
RULER; person in authority (master) [See Master]; judicature [See Jurisdiction]; cabinet (council) [See Council]; seat of -government, - authority; headquarters.
usurper, tyrant, jack-in-office.
[ACQUISITION OF AUTHORITY] accession; installation [See Commission]; usurpation.
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|VERB:||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.
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|ADJECTIVE:||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.
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|ADVERB:||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.].
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- 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.
- Regnant populi.
- 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