difference between right and authority
What's the difference between the words "right" and "authority" when they all mean having the power to do something?
Feb 26, 2014 7:48 AM
Answers · 5
Having authority gives you the right to enforce something i.e. the school Principal has is allowed to enforce the rules of the school.
Having the right means that you have the legal or moral entitlement. i.e. the school Principal has the right to enforce the rules.
I hope this clarifies it for you :-)
February 26, 2014
I have the right to do this. This means that someone or something has permitted you.
I have the authority to do this. This means that you control the action, it does not mean that someone has allowed you to do it.