[ aw-ther-uh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔ θər əˈzeɪ ʃən /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM authorization

de·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. 2020

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