Definition of authorization in English:

authorization

(also authorisation)

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of authorizing:

    ‘the raising of revenue and the authorization of spending’
    • ‘To ensure the quality, traders should be asked to obtain necessary authorisation.’
    • ‘The commissioners in each community were also duly informed and their authorization obtained.’
    • ‘Therefore, the search was in his opinion warrantless and unreasonable even though judicial authorization had been obtained.’
    • ‘At no time did he acknowledge a need to obtain congressional authorization.’
    • ‘The occupation forces can therefore continue their activities with formal authorization.’
    • ‘For example, a pathologist will not need to obtain authorization if the research is limited to autopsy samples.’
    • ‘The preference of the attending physician and wishes of the family determine whether authorization is obtained.’
    • ‘They had obtained authorization to do the foundation earthwork for the school buildings.’
    • ‘The problem here is whether the police force have obtained the proper authorization to monitor innocent people.’
    • ‘Both parties involved would need to attend one of the specialist register offices in person to obtain authorisation.’
    • ‘Companies can only market products if they have authorisation to do so from the Licensing Authority.’
    • ‘The governor had contended that he wouldn't even need court authorization.’
    • ‘Approval and authorization was obtained from the Director of Bilingual Education.’
    • ‘Secondly, I think that it's on very, very shaky ground without constitutional authorization.’
    • ‘If he was against the war, then why did he vote for its authorization?’
    • ‘This authorisation is obtained by way of ministerial decree.’
    • ‘If the patient decides against the treatment, authorisation and, hence consent, is withheld.’
    • ‘But he Eriksson has alleged the pictures were obtained without his authorisation.’
    • ‘As a result, third parties may not transform or alter a work without the author's authorization.’
    • ‘And he revealed police obtained authorisation to secretly record conversations between the two men in a cell.’
    permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, approbation, endorsement, imprimatur, clearance
    right, power, mandate, prerogative, licence
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    1. 1.1[count noun] A document giving official permission:
      ‘Horowitz handed him the authorization signed by Evans’
      • ‘If Congress acts and the president signs the annual budget authorizations, then you'll see how meaningless that deal really is.’
      • ‘The Committee and the City met on September 21, at which time the Committee presented the City with copies of the authorizations signed by the Sandy Beach leaseholders.’
      • ‘Customers will sign authorisations and receipts on a touch-sensitive pad.’
      • ‘Despite having all the appropriate authorisations in their possession, they were unable to produce the program for which they had travelled to the country.’
      • ‘The authorizations were personally signed by him.’
      permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, warrant, clearance
      assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, approbation, endorsement, blessing, imprimatur, acceptance, rubber stamp, accreditation
      authority, right, power, mandate
      nihil obstat
      the go-ahead, the thumbs up, the ok, the green light, the nod, say-so
      permit
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Pronunciation:

authorization

/ɔːθərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/