chief authority

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Irwine is to have the chief authority on the estate--he has consented to undertake that.
However hard the Prosecution tries to show it is handling impartially the wiretapping case and the opposition "bombs", the special prosecutor and his team will be the chief authority to investigate all the allegations of crime and corruption.
Not only is he an expert on the entire Glenmorangie range, but he is also a chief authority on Ardbeg, leading education programs for both brands throughout the USA.
April 4, 2013 (RUMBEK) - Lakes state authorities conducted traditional chief authority elections in Rumbek East County headquarter in Adual on Thursday with four candidates seeking to become chief of Panakurbil section of the Dinka ethnic group.
The state's strong chief law grants a fire chief authority to hire and fire firefighters, appoint captains and deputy chiefs, buy equipment and set policy and regulations for the department.
Colbourne gave the chief authority to protect timber and fisheries near Sault Ste.
The author of several publications, he principally studied the Protestant establishment in Wales during the Reformation and is the chief authority on early modern Wales.
Under WIA, governors have chief authority to make decisions about how federal funds for adult education and job training will be distributed to local communities and the criteria for selecting members of the local workforce boards.
He is the chief authority of the Inquisitorial office.

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