authorization

[aw-ther-uh-zey-shuhn]
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:
1600–10; authorize + -ation

deauthorization, noun
misauthorization, noun
preauthorization, noun
reauthorization, noun
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authorize or authorise (ˈɔːθəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
2.  to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction: a dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products
 
authorise or authorise
 
vb
 
authori'zation or authorise
 
n
 
authori'sation or authorise
 
n
 
'authorizer or authorise
 
n
 
'authoriser or authorise
 
n

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authorization
c.1600, noun formed from authorize + -tion.
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Example sentences
He or she can return to sports only with a doctor's authorization.
Besides, even if you manage to surmount identification barrier, there is still the transaction authorization one.
It's so easy to have a microscopic element on a motherboard that allows people to get in without authorization.
Many excel academically, but without work authorization, they cannot be legally employed.
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