charismatic authority

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Authority based on the special personal qualities claimed by and for an individual, which make the individual attractive to and capable of influencing, large numbers of people. Originally used purely in a religious context, the term is now applied to individuals in many spheres including sport.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Religion.

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