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autoridade administrativa



administrative authority


Definitions of administrative authority

the official or legal power given to an administrative agency (=government body) to carry out the law and to adopt rules

The COCIC has administrative authority to waive back-taxes and does not need to gain court approval before doing so.

The official or legal power to decide how to run or operate a particular process or procedure

The chief judge has administrative authority over court operations.