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

Derived forms: authorizations

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

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

Encyclopedia: Authorization