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1.
  ... authority.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


2.
  ... authority.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134
In either case, the group now has a so-called rotating committee, very sharply limited in its authority.


3.
  ... authority.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173
Surely, the people there would have to have some authority.


4.
  ... authority.  12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.191
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


5.
  ... authority -- a loving God as He may ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562
Two -- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.


6.
  ... authority -- a loving God as He may ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


7.
  ... authority -- a loving God as He may ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.9
Tradition Two -- "For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern."


8.
  ... authority -- a loving God as He may ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132
"For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern."


9.
  ... authority -- a loving God as He may ...  12&12 Tradition Two (Long), p.189
Two -- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.


10.
  ... authority and spirit of service.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12
Difference between spirit of authority and spirit of service.


11.
  ... authority and the spirit of service, two ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
It is the difference between the spirit of vested authority and the spirit of service, two concepts which are sometimes poles apart.


12.
  ... authority for A.A. world services should always ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
I. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.


13.
  ... authority from their titles; they do not ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565
They derive no real authority from their titles; they do not govern.


14.
  ... authority from their titles; they do not ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191
They derive no real authority from their titles; they do not govern.


15.
  ... authority in A.A. is a loving God ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132
These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


16.
  ... authority in A.A. is loving God as ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10
Sole authority in A.A. is loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


17.
  ... authority may easily divert us from our ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563
6. Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


18.
  ... authority may easily divert us from our ...  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190
Six -- Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim.


19.
  ... authority over another, that nothing like a ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


20.
  ... authority over others; that it reach all ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


21.
  ... authority than its own conscience.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


22.
  ... authority than its own conscience.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


23.
  ... authority; they result from his personal disobedience ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
His drunkenness and dissolution are not penalties inflicted by people in authority; they result from his personal disobedience to spiritual principles.


24.
  ... authority to govern it, no treasurer who ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


25.
  ... authority to run everything begins to be ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133
Very soon, though, his assumed authority to run everything begins to be shared with the first alcoholics he has helped.


26.
  ... authority to some of its members to ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


27.
  ... authority well defined.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575
X. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.


28.
  ... authority whose duty it is to receive ...  BB Into Action, p.74
Those of us belonging to a religious denomination which requires confession must, and of course, will want to go to the properly appointed authority whose duty it is to receive it.


29.
  ... authority, with the scope of such authority ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575
X. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.


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