[ aw-ther-uh-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of authorizing.

  2. permission or power granted by an authority; sanction.

  1. 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
  • Also especially British, au·thor·i·sa·tion .

Other words from authorization

  • de·au·thor·i·za·tion, noun
  • mis·au·thor·i·za·tion, noun
  • pre·au·thor·i·za·tion, noun
  • re·au·thor·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby authorization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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