civil authority

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Noun1.civil authority - a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs
authority - (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
city manager, mayor - the head of a city government
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It might be that a sluggish bond-servant, or an undutiful child, whom his parents had given over to the civil authority, was to be corrected at the whipping-post.
5 To the extent that civil orders to close government facilities have caused direct losses to insureds, such losses may be compensable under the civil authority coverage commonly found in commercial property insurance policies.
The military council running Egypt said it would "pave the way for an elected civil authority to build a free democratic state," but set no dates.
Egyptian army, now in charge of the country, assured yesterday that it will guarantee a peaceful transition towards civil authority elected by the people to build a free democratic state.
The military strength of Rome derived from the complete subordination of the army to civil authority, but this does not occur merely by saying it shall be so.
Representatives of the State Prosecution, the Civil Authority and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the territories also took part.
The statement noted as well on the council's keenness to continue implement the road map which was established by the higher council in preparation for a transition period which would leap into a democratic and civil authority elected body rule.
At no stage did the Holy See seek to interfere with Irish civil law or impede the civil authority in the exercise of its duties.
In our Iceland scenario, for example, the airlines must consider that, except for any direct damage to the planes from flying through the ash, nearly 100 percent of their losses are going to be the result of governmental suspension of flights due to the ash--effectively, loss of income due to actions of a civil authority.
Nearby buildings have been evacuated, the official added, noting that the civil authority had previously ordered the old building to be evacuated for its bad conditions, but the inhabitants didn't respond.
told the site that all marriages must be performed by a French civil authority in the town in which one of the parties to be married has resided for at least 40 days preceding the marriage.
We are supporting Turkey's efforts aiming at the improvement of civil authority," Cavusoglu said.

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