Definition of authorization in US English:

authorization

noun

  • 1The action or fact of authorizing or being authorized.

    ‘the raising of revenue and the authorization of spending’
    ‘power stations will have to obtain authorizations to continue their operations’
    • ‘For example, a pathologist will not need to obtain authorization if the research is limited to autopsy samples.’
    • ‘Approval and authorization was obtained from the Director of Bilingual Education.’
    • ‘The governor had contended that he wouldn't even need court authorization.’
    • ‘This authorisation is obtained by way of ministerial decree.’
    • ‘Therefore, the search was in his opinion warrantless and unreasonable even though judicial authorization had been obtained.’
    • ‘The occupation forces can therefore continue their activities with formal authorization.’
    • ‘The preference of the attending physician and wishes of the family determine whether authorization is obtained.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But he Eriksson has alleged the pictures were obtained without his authorisation.’
    • ‘Companies can only market products if they have authorisation to do so from the Licensing Authority.’
    • ‘The commissioners in each community were also duly informed and their authorization obtained.’
    • ‘As a result, third parties may not transform or alter a work without the author's authorization.’
    • ‘If he was against the war, then why did he vote for its authorization?’
    • ‘They had obtained authorization to do the foundation earthwork for the school buildings.’
    • ‘And he revealed police obtained authorisation to secretly record conversations between the two men in a cell.’
    • ‘To ensure the quality, traders should be asked to obtain necessary authorisation.’
    • ‘If the patient decides against the treatment, authorisation and, hence consent, is withheld.’
    • ‘Both parties involved would need to attend one of the specialist register offices in person to obtain authorisation.’
    • ‘The problem here is whether the police force have obtained the proper authorization to monitor innocent people.’
    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. 1.1 A document giving permission or authority.
      • ‘The authorizations were personally signed by him.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If Congress acts and the president signs the annual budget authorizations, then you'll see how meaningless that deal really is.’
      • ‘Despite having all the appropriate authorisations in their possession, they were unable to produce the program for which they had travelled to the country.’
      permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, warrant, clearance
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Pronunciation

authorization

/ˌôTHərəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌɔθərəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/