Authority Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Authority


  1. cathedra throne indicative of religious power. [Folklore: Jobes, 307]
  2. crook staff carried as a symbol of office and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  3. crosier bishop’s staff signifying his ruling power. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 21]
  4. cross and ball signifies that spiritual power is above temporal. [Heraldry: Jobes, 387]
  5. crown headpiece worn as symbol of royal authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  6. double bar cross signifies archbishops, cardinals, and patriarchs. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
  7. eagle attribute of Zeus, thus of authority. [Art: Hall, 109]
  8. fasces rods bundled about ax; emblem of magistrates, Fascists. [Rom. Hist.: Hall, 119; Ital. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 399]
  9. gavel small mallet used by judge or presiding officer to signal order. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  10. globe in Christ child’s hands signifies power and dominion. [Christian Symbolism: de Bles, 25]
  11. Hoyle authoritative rules for playing cards and other games. [Misc.: Barnhart, 590]
  12. keys symbolic of St. Peter’s spiritual authority. [Christian Symbolism: N.T.: Matthew 16:19]
  13. Lord’s Anointed, the Jewish or other king by divine right. [Judaism: O.T.: I Samuel 26:9]
  14. mace ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  15. miter bishop’s headdress signifying his authority. [Christian Symbolism: EB VI]
  16. nimbus cloud of light signifying might, divinely imparted. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  17. Ozymandias king of ancient Egypt, evoked by Shelley as an example of the perishability of power. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 749]
  18. pectoral cross worn by prelates on chain around neck. [Christian Iconog.: Child, 255; Jobes, 386]
  19. purple color worn by persons of high rank. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  20. rod wand or staff carried as a symbol of office and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  21. scepter symbol of regal or imperial power and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]
  22. Stone of Scone coronation stone where kings of Scotland were crowned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 970]
  23. throne seat of political or religious authority. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 1567]
  24. triple cross three upper arms; symbolizes authority of the pope. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]