Same as administrative authority.
That which can bind or influence a court. Statutes, case law, administrative rules and regulations are mandatory authority, while everything else, for the most part, is persuasive authority (i.e. law reviews, ALR, Am. Jur. etc.). See also “primary authority," "“mandatory authority," "persuasive authority."
case or decision relied on in support of an argument or legal action No authority was cited in support of that argument. authorise (v)
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
a legal writing that states the law, including statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and administrative rulings. Also, a source cited in support of a legal argument.
Identifies the Organization that sanctions a particular Match to be held. This might be a State Association, a local League, etc., but is ultimately the administrative body that organizes and tracks the competitions between the teams under it's guidance