General Intersocial Volition
Authority. –N. influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, preponderance, credit, jurisdiction, right, tyranny, despotism, command, empire, sway, rule, dominion, domination, sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty, lordship, headship, chiefdom, seignority, hegemony, patriarchate, patriarchy, mastery, government, dictation, control, hold, grasp, grip, reach, iron sway, fangs, clutches, talons, reign, regime, dynasty, directorship, dictatorship, protectorate, caliphate, electorate, presidency, administration, consulship, prefecture, seneschalship, magistrature, empire, monarchy, kingship, royalty, autocracy, monocracy, aristarchy, oligarchy, democracy, demogogy, republic, federalism, socialism, collectivism, communism, mob law, bureaucracy, martial law, military power, feodality, feudalism, triumvirate,home rule, gynarchy, petticoat government, matriarchate, matriarchy, commission, deputy, permission, country, state, realm, commonwealth, canton, constituency, municipality, polity, judicature, cabinet, usurper.
[Absence of Authority] Laxity. –N. looseness, slackness, toleration, lenity, freedom, anarchy, interregnum, relaxation, loosening, remission, dead letter, misrule, licence, licentiousness, insubordination, disobedience, lynch law (illegality), nihilism, dethronement, deposition, usurpation, abdication.
*Implying the action of the will of one mind over the will of another.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.
Photo taken in Lippitt House Museum, Providence, RI