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.
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.
In its strict sense, the military arm of the government does not supersede civil authority but is called upon merely to aid in the execution of its function,' he added.
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.
Does a snow emergency, declared by the local sheriff, where people are asked to stay off the roads, constitute a civil authority claim?
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.
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.
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.
Speaking to reporters at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, PACE's recently elected president Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Council of Europe (COE) attached great importance to the improvement of civil authority and considered it as one of the basic elements of democracy.

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