“authorized biographies are glorified press releases,” says historian José Murilo de Carvalho.
And he may have to explain why he authorized a payment to that same supposed rogue while he was cooling his heels inside.
For example, he authorized conjugal visits for prisoners for the first time in the state and broadened environmental protection.
"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.