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Noun: authorisation  ,o-thu-rI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: authorization)
  1. (law) a document giving an official instruction or command
    - mandate, authorization
  2. The power or right to give orders or make decisions
    "he has the authorisation to issue warrants";
    - authority, authorization, potency, dominance, say-so
  3. Official permission or approval
    "authorisation for the program was renewed several times";
    - authority, authorization, sanction, clearance
  4. The act of conferring legality, sanction or formal warrant
    - authorization, empowerment

Derived forms: authorisations

See also: authorised [Brit], authorized, unauthorised [Brit], unauthorized

Type of: control, direction, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, management, official document, permission

Encyclopedia: Authorisation