Number 1849

Transliteration:
exousia {ex-oo-see'-ah}
Word Origin:
from 1832 (in the sense of ability)
TDNT:
2:562,238
Part of Speech:
noun feminine
Usage in the KJV:
power 69, authority 29, right 2, liberty 1, jurisdiction 1, strength 1

Total: 103
Definition:
  1. power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases
    1. leave or permission
  2. physical and mental power
    1. the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises
  3. the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege)
  4. the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)
    1. universally
      1. authority over mankind
    2. specifically
      1. the power of judicial decisions
      2. of authority to manage domestic affairs
    3. metonymically
      1. a thing subject to authority or rule
        1. jurisdiction
      2. one who possesses authority
        1. a ruler, a human magistrate
        2. the leading and more powerful among created beings superior to man, spiritual potentates
    4. a sign of the husband's authority over his wife
      1. the veil with which propriety required a women to cover herself
    5. the sign of regal authority, a crown For Synonyms see entry 5820