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We may not be put in charge of others, but we can still have authority if we search for and hold on to the truth.
As an agent, you may have authority to bind your company to contractual terms with third parties.
When you have authority, people care about your opinions and what you say.
The NSI agents' manual provided that, except for certain specified programs, which did not include fitness-club insurance, agents did not have authority to rate and bind coverage unless they had received a prior quote and approval from NSI.
Furthermore, the SEC would have authority to set specific timelines, frequency of information disclosure, and content of disclosures and financial statements and other financial and operating information.
It is in Capernaum that we first witness, with the characters in the story, that Jesus does have authority over Satan's unclean spirits (1:21-27).
Others, however, have opposed women's ordination by following cultural traditions, by adhering to biblical inerrancy and a literal Bible, by appealing to narrow, woman's-submission views of the Creation accounts in Genesis, by taking the apostle Paul's writings out of context, by viewing ordination as conveying authority, prestige, and special powers, and by teaching that women should be submissive to men and should not teach or have authority over men.
While we often talk about objects, people, or offices having authority--as in "the pope has authority" or "the Bible has authority"--the truth of the matter is things don't have authority, nor even do people in and of themselves.
And it is the affiliative order of Orientalism that allowed it, as a style of thought, to exist and to have authority over the Orient through its representation of that part of the world and all of its peoples.
Even if an association volunteer does not in fact have authority, the law will nevertheless hold the association liable if third parties reasonably believe that the volunteer had such authority.