Authority is held by a specified individual or by an organizational group. A specific Role may hold the Authority. In addition, a Document that is Authorized can be used, within the Document’s Scope, as a source of Authoritative information (in lieu of access to the people holding the Authority).
This is not the same as ‘Source’, which is the written or oral source of information. A Source might convey no Authority whatsoever (for example, “60% <- My best guess!”).
This Concept was entered by Jon.