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[aw-thuh-rahyzd] /ˈɔ θəˌraɪzd/
given or endowed with authority:
an authorized agent.
duly sanctioned.
Origin of authorized
Related forms
quasi-authorized, adjective
self-authorized, adjective
unauthorized, adjective
well-authorized, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for unauthorized


not having official permission
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Word Origin and History for unauthorized

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of authorize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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