lawful authority

lawful authority

noun agency of the law, authorized agent of the law, authorized officer, established authority, legitimate member of law enforcement, member of a law enforcement agency, member of the police force, officer sanctioned by law, officer with credentials, police, proper authority, rightful authority, sanctioned authority, security, valid member of law enforcement
See also: hegemony
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The bride and bridegroom evaded the restraints of lawful authority, and presumed to meet together privately, before they were married, in the conservatory at Ham Farm.
He further requested the court to suspend the decision of Rawalpindi customs court as he alleged that it was passed without jurisdiction and lawful authority.
The lollipop sign gives the school crossing patrol man or woman lawful authority, while in uniform, to stop traffic to allow children to cross a road.
In discussions with the Government BASC suggested that the law could be strengthened to target misuse by giving the police the power to arrest anyone carrying an airgun in public without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, and by ensuring that adults who allow young people access to airguns take greater respons i b i
A good reason or lawful authority to carry a knife would include a chef on his way to work and carrying his own knives.
Omar Mohammed, 50, of Coulby Newham in Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to four counts of possessing false instruments without lawful authority, namely two false cheques and two false bank drafts.
The letter from B&Q, whose slogan is 'You can do it if you B&Q it', said: 'To do so without lawful authority will be trespassing and legal action may be taken against you.
Amandeep Singh Sahota, 20, of Elkington Street, Bell Green, Coventry, having a knife in a public place without lawful authority, possession of cannabis, driving while disqualified, using a vehicle without insurance and resisting a police constable, community rehabilitation order for two years, ordered to forfeit the knife and cannabis and banned from driving for 18 months.
Both Payton and Steagald focus on the legality of the entry into a residence as the basis for fourth amendment concerns, as distinct from the lawful authority to arrest the suspects, and make it clear that the legal authority to arrest a person does not, by itself, justify an intrusion into a private dwelling to do so.
SC remarked government has no lawful authority to levy, impose and recover sales tax at the rate of 17 percent from June, 13, 2013 until passing of the finance bill by the parliament.
Miss Nixon, of Ings Avenue, also faced a charge of detaining a child under 16 without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, keeping him out of the control of the lawful carer.
The age of possessing air weapons is raised from 14 to 17 and it will be an arrestable offence to carry air guns in public ``without lawful authority or excuse''.