Definitions for "Authoritative"
Keywords:  soa, dns, query, mice, namesecure
DNS server with all the records for a given domain. (Note that the authorization may not have been granted or delegated to the DNS server.)
DNS data that is served by the resident DNS server. The server can be either primary or secondary. This is the DNS data that belongs to a resident domain and is managed by the administrator of that domain, or it is the DNS data that is imported through a zone transfer.
(Context: DNS) A term applied to the DNS server that is the source for data for a specific domain. An authoritative server is the one that the rest of the world comes to query for a specific domain. Men&Mice
sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"
Having experience or other established grounds for the giving of information or direction [D02392] RMW
Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.
Written or published by a person or organization with expertise in the subject area.
reliable or dependable. The authoritativeness of a document is based on the credentials and expertise of the author, publisher, and/or the group sponsoring its publication.
Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.
having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"
of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
something that you can trust and respect as true and correct