civil authority

Definitions of civil authority
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n a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs

Synonyms:
civil officer
Types:
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city manager, mayor
the head of a city government
ex-mayor
a former mayor
alcalde
a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
burgomaster
a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
mayoress
a woman mayor
Type of:
authority
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

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