Authoritative and Sanctioned


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Authoritative adjective – Being the most accurate and apparently thorough.
Usage example: this book is considered the most authoritative source on that subject

Sanctioned is a synonym for authoritative in authorized topic. In some cases you can use "Sanctioned" instead an adjective "Authoritative", when it comes to topics like official, true, orthodox, accepted.
Nearby Words: authority, authoritarian
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Sanctioned adjective – Ordered or allowed by those in authority.
Usage example: I cannot believe that this religious cult is a sanctioned student organization

Authoritative is a synonym for sanctioned in true topic. You can use "Authoritative" instead an adjective "Sanctioned", if it concerns topics such as orthodox, accepted.
Nearby Words: sanction, sanctioning
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  • Overt Operative By the time of Persona 4: Arena happens, the remaining members of S.E.E.S from Persona 3 form the Shadow Operatives, an unofficial police-sanctioned organization made up of them and other authoritative members.
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