Authority (or Power) typically represents the right (or rights) of the worker to use a discretion. The authority should be clearly defined in job description.
Authority means the rights (privilege) - the rights that mean the possibility or a freedom of action or claim(s) to something.
How to express of authority?
If you want to describe an authority of an employee or a position, use verb which express what is an employee or a position allowed to do:
- Can …
- Is entitled …
- Is authorized (eg to reject, to approve something)
- Is responsible for (eg. to reject, to approve something)
- Is allowed (to enter, to login, to create, to delete, to change)
- Must (eg. to check someone’s ID)