How to sign authority in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place the arm of your non-dominant hand in front of you. Place your dominant hand near your opposite shoulder with the thumb side of your hand closest to your shoulder. Then, move your hand to your wrist. Your hand should rotate as you move so that your thumb is pointing upward when it lands on the wrist of your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Breakdown of authority

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of authority

End of Sign

Final Frame of authority

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for authority
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for authority
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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