/ah-THOHR-uhTAH/ n. An aggressive and "cool" form of self-proclaimed authority. Coined by the character Eric Cartman from the television series South Park to express his delusions of grandeur.
Respect my authorita!
by Raccoon April 05, 2006
Self-arrogated power, most often used for its own sake. Authority gained for the specific purpose of abusing it. As noted elsewhere, coined and used most often by Eric Cartman, whom no sane adult or child would put in charge of even the most frivolous thing (see "authoritah").
by Nuance April 23, 2009