Definition of "authoritativeness" [authoritativeness]

  • The quality of possessing authority. (noun)
  • The quality of trustworthiness and reliability. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "authoritativeness" in a sentence
  • "But I take it that the kind of authoritativeness being invoked here is that of infallibility: 1 follows from the general teaching that the Church speaks infallibly when T satisfies one or more conditions for infallibility."
  • "To be sure, not all authoritative teachings count or are even presented as infallible: there is a lesser degree of "authoritativeness" to consider, and I shall use Scott's own example of it shortly."
  • "To rank image search results, Ask Jeeves measures their "authoritativeness" within their "topic community," and it employs image-recognition technologies to sharpen the relevance, according to the company."