Meaning of authoritative
Pronunciation: (u-thôr'i-tā"tiv, u-thor'-), [key]
- having due authority; having the sanction or weight of authority: an authoritative opinion.
- substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most authorities in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject.
- having an air of authority; accustomed to exercising authority; positive; peremptory; dictatorial: said with an authoritative air.
- authoritative (Thesaurus)