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
- 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.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Word Origin and History for pre-authorization
c.1600, from authorize + -ation. Earlier form was auctorisation (late 15c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper