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authorization

[aw-ther-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɔ θər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of authorizing.
2.
permission or power granted by an authority; sanction.
3.
a legislative act authorizing money to be spent for government programs that specifies a maximum spending level without provision for actual funds.
Origin of authorization
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; authorize + -ation
Related forms
deauthorization, noun
misauthorization, noun
preauthorization, noun
reauthorization, noun
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n.

c.1600, from authorize + -ation. Earlier form was auctorisation (late 15c.).

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