[aw-ther-uh-zey-shuh n]


the act of authorizing.
permission or power granted by an authority; sanction.
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

First recorded in 1600–10; authorize + -ation
Related formsde·au·thor·i·za·tion, nounmis·au·thor·i·za·tion, nounpre·au·thor·i·za·tion, nounre·au·thor·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for authorization

endorsement, signature, authority, sanction, approval, support

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Word Origin and History for authorization

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

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