I came across the sentence:
He has no respect for authority whatsoever.
There are only 3 potentinal meanings of the word 'authority' according to http://www.collinsdictionary.com since the noun is uncountable but none of them seems to fit into the sentence above.
1. Authority is the right to command and control other people.
2. If someone has authority, they have a quality which makes other people take notice of what they say.
3. Authority is official permission to do something.
I'll be glad if you find the time to answer. (: