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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Authoritative  \Au*thor"i*ta*tive\,  a. 
  1.  Having  or  proceeding  from  due  authority;  entitled  to 
  obedience,  credit,  or  acceptance;  determinate;  commanding. 
 
  The  sacred  functions  of  authoritative  teaching. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  Having  an  air  of  authority;  positive;  dictatorial; 
  peremptory;  as  an  authoritative  tone. 
 
  The  mock  authoritative  manner  of  the  one  and  the 
  insipid  mirth  of  the  other  --Swift. 
  --  {Au*thor"i*ta*tive*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Au*thor"i*ta*tive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  authoritatively 
  adv  :  in  an  authoritative  manner;  "she  spoke  authoritatively" 
  [syn:  {with  authority},  {magisterially}] 




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