Powers That Be

Powers That Be

"Powers That Be" is a common abstract pronoun used to designate those parties who assume authority over a group or organisation, commonly company management, the government or even a personification of destiny.

The phrase "Powers That Be" could refer to:

* The Powers That Be (Buffyverse), a force featured in the TV series "Angel"
* "Powers That Be", an American comic book series published by Broadway Comics in the mid-1990s


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  • powers that be — Same as constituted authorities …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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