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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 権威 (ken’i)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 権威 (ken’i)

Kana: けんい
Kanji: 権威
Romaji: gen’i

Type: Noun
Meaning: authority, power, influence
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

いかなるグループや派閥も、他人にその権威、思想、宗教を押しつけるべきではない。
ikanaru guruupu ya habatsu mo, ta’nin ni sono ken’i, shisou, shuukyou o oshitsukeru beki de wa nai.
No group or faction should impose its authority, ideology, or religion on anyone else.

権威主義的体制は、希望的観測に合致するような情勢報告には特にもろいものだが、どんな形態の政府でもその危険から完全に自由ではありえない。
ken’i shugiteki taisei wa, kibouteki kansoku ni gacchi suru you na jousei houkoku ni wa toku ni moroi mono da ga, donna keitai no seifu demo sono kiken kara kanzen ni jiyuu de wa arienai.
While authoritarian regimes are particularly susceptible to the kind of reports on the situation which accord with their wishes, no type of government is immune from such risks.

権威 (ken’i)

なかには弱いリーダーとして機能するビッグマンが存在する部族社会もあるが、そのビッグマンはだれもが認める権威を持つわけではなく、人を説得する力や人柄の魅力で社会を導く。
naka ni wa yowai riidaa toshite kinou suru bigguman ga sonzai suru buzoku shakai mo aru ga, sono bigguman wa daremo ga mitomeru ken’i o motsu wake de wa naku, hito o settoku suru chikara ya hitogara no miryoku de shakai o michibiku.
Some tribes have a big man who functions as a weak leader, but he leads only by his powers of persuasion and personality rather than by recognized authority.

伝統という権威ある立場に立って、首尾一貫した議論を展開できる社会的保守派は、本質的に有利なのである。
dentou to iu ken’I aru tachiba ni tatte, shubi ikkan shita giron o tenkai dekiru shakaiteki hoshuha wa, honshitsuteki ni yuuri na no dearu.
Social conservatives have an inherent advantage, speaking coherently from the authoritative position of tradition.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 权威 (quánwēi)
Korean: 권위 (gwon-wi)

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