In Georgia, a state constitutional amendment would create a special commission to authorize the creation of new charter schools.
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The threat to not authorize the required expansion to the debt ceiling—for any issue of the moment—is truly a “nuclear” move.
"give formal approval to," late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser "authorize, give authority to" (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.