influence (part of speech: noun)
authority (part of speech: noun)
influence, title, commission, powerfulness, control, primacy, might, office, punch, potency, strength, credential, puissance, superiority, sway, enfranchisement, stature, clout, privilege, charge, kingship, license, steam, right, prerogative, mastery, power, precedence, prepotency, command, authority, rank, empowerment, mandate, domination, birthright, prestige, entitlement, purview, sovereignty, faculty, mightiness, force, cogency
precedence (part of speech: noun)
superiority (part of speech: noun)
title (part of speech: noun)
- Up, and to the office, and before the office did speak with my Lord Brouncker, and there did get his ready assent to T. Hater's having of Mr. Turner's place, and so Sir J. Minnes's also: but when we come to sit down at the Board, comes to us Mr. Wren this day to town, and tells me that James Southern do petition the Duke of York for the Storekeeper's place of Deptford, which did trouble me much, and also the Board, though, upon discourse, after he was gone, we did resolve to move hard for our Clerks, and that places of preferment may go according to seniority and merit. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- The Buddha's regulations contain no vow of obedience or recognition of rank other than simple seniority or the relation of teacher to pupil. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- Pica then put in her oar, and began to argue that honour must be earned, and that it was absurd and illogical to claim it for the mere accident of seniority or relationship. - "More Bywords", Charlotte M. Yonge.