King James Bible Dictionary


Greek - English Dictionary

G1849 - Authorities

Strong's No.:G1849




Word Origin:From G1832 (in the sense of ability)

Bible Usage:authority jurisdiction liberty power right strength.

Part of Speech:Noun Feminine


privilege that is (subjectively) force capacity: competency freedom or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate superhuman: potentate token of control) delegated influence


1. power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases

a. leave or permission

2. physical and mental power

a. the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises

3. the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege)

4. the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)

a. universally

1. authority over mankind

b. specifically

1. the power of judicial decisions

2. of authority to manage domestic affairs

c. metonymically

1. a thing subject to authority or rule 4c

d. jurisdiction

1. one who possesses authority 4c

e. a ruler, a human magistrate 4c

f. the leading and more powerful among created beings superior to man, spiritual potentates

g. a sign of the husband's authority over his wife

1. the veil with which propriety required a women to cover herself

h. the sign of regal authority, a crown

Bible References:

authorities ( 1 )
authority ( 28 )
jurisdiction ( 1 )
liberty ( 1 )
power ( 61 )
powers ( 8 )
right ( 2 )
strength ( 1 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.