civil authority

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
"On the basis of these developments and the agreement reached on the next steps with the Transitional Military Council, the Forces of Freedom and Change decided to postpone the announcement of the names of their nominees for the Transitional Civil Authority," said the statement.
Interestingly, the International Civil Authority Organization (ICAO), UN special agency established by States to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, was also established on December 7, 1944.
In a statement made available to Nigerian Tribune by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, Dr Olasupo Ayokunle, on Monday, the association also commended the military for submitting to civil authority in line with Constitution but lamented that governance had failed on many fronts.
The principal idea behind divorce is that the civil authority has the power to dissolve the marriage bond which was created by the matrimonial consent of the spouses.
Let's take a look at what coverages are provided by businessowners and commercial property policies related to business income loss and civil authority actions.
If it's the current version of ISO's business income form or one of the many forms patterned on ISO, here's what they find: When a Covered Cause of Loss causes damage to property other than property at the described premises, we will pay for the actual loss of Business Income you sustain and necessary Extra Expense caused by action of civil authority that prohibits access to the described premises, provided that both of the following apply: (1) Access to the area immediately surrounding the damaged property is prohibited by civil authority as a result of the damage, and the described premises are within that area but are not more than one mile from the damaged property; (emphasis added) and
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.
Under the additional coverage for civil authority, there is coverage after 72 hours.
Representatives of the State Prosecution, the Civil Authority and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the territories also took part.
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.
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.

Full browser ?