Definition of authorization in English:

authorization

(British authorisation)

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of authorizing.

    ‘the raising of revenue and the authorization of spending’
    • ‘And he revealed police obtained authorisation to secretly record conversations between the two men in a cell.’
    • ‘The preference of the attending physician and wishes of the family determine whether authorization is obtained.’
    • ‘If he was against the war, then why did he vote for its authorization?’
    • ‘But he Eriksson has alleged the pictures were obtained without his authorisation.’
    • ‘Both parties involved would need to attend one of the specialist register offices in person to obtain authorisation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This authorisation is obtained by way of ministerial decree.’
    • ‘If the patient decides against the treatment, authorisation and, hence consent, is withheld.’
    • ‘For example, a pathologist will not need to obtain authorization if the research is limited to autopsy samples.’
    • ‘At no time did he acknowledge a need to obtain congressional authorization.’
    • ‘Secondly, I think that it's on very, very shaky ground without constitutional authorization.’
    • ‘To ensure the quality, traders should be asked to obtain necessary authorisation.’
    • ‘Therefore, the search was in his opinion warrantless and unreasonable even though judicial authorization had been obtained.’
    • ‘As a result, third parties may not transform or alter a work without the author's authorization.’
    • ‘The occupation forces can therefore continue their activities with formal authorization.’
    • ‘Approval and authorization was obtained from the Director of Bilingual Education.’
    • ‘The commissioners in each community were also duly informed and their authorization obtained.’
    • ‘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.’
    right, power, mandate, prerogative, licence
    permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, approbation, endorsement, imprimatur, clearance
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    1. 1.1count 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.’
      • ‘Customers will sign authorisations and receipts on a touch-sensitive pad.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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
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Pronunciation

authorization

/ɔːθərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/