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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 au·thor·i·ta·tive /əˈθɑrəˌtetɪv, ɔ, ˈθɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      adj 1: having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important
             official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" [syn:
      2: of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work
         on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation" [syn: classical,
      3: sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative
         communique"; "the authorized biography" [syn: authorized,