Definition of "authoritativeness" [authoritativeness]
The quality of possessing authority.(noun)
The quality of trustworthiness and reliability.(noun)
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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."