When a person who normally holds a measure of power and authority is overridden by a person of greater power and authority by being showed an official piece of documentation which validates the second person's superior authority.
*Guy in a suit walks up to a crime scene*
Police Inspector: "You can't come in here, this area is under police jurisdiction and is off limits".
Guy: *Pulls out an ID card* "Not any more it isn't, this scene is under FBI jurisdiction now"
Police officer:" Hey Carl did you see that? Inspector Ryan just got papered!"