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1In a way that is trusted as being accurate or true; with authority:‘he could speak authoritatively on art, philosophy, literature, history, current affairs’
2In a commanding and self-confident manner that induces respect and obedience:‘she shouted authoritatively, 'Hey you! Drop your weapon, now!'’
- 2.1 In an official capacity or with official sanction, and therefore requiring compliance or obedience:‘the correct interpretation of the Convention can be authoritatively expounded only by the Strasbourg court’
- 2.1 In an official capacity or with official sanction, and therefore requiring compliance or obedience:
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