Definition of authorization in 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’
    • ‘Companies can only market products if they have authorisation to do so from the Licensing Authority.’
    • ‘As a result, third parties may not transform or alter a work without the author's authorization.’
    • ‘Approval and authorization was obtained from the Director of Bilingual Education.’
    • ‘Therefore, the search was in his opinion warrantless and unreasonable even though judicial authorization had been 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.’
    • ‘Secondly, I think that it's on very, very shaky ground without constitutional authorization.’
    • ‘The occupation forces can therefore continue their activities with formal authorization.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The problem here is whether the police force have obtained the proper authorization to monitor innocent people.’
    • ‘The governor had contended that he wouldn't even need court authorization.’
    • ‘And he revealed police obtained authorisation to secretly record conversations between the two men in a cell.’
    • ‘Both parties involved would need to attend one of the specialist register offices in person to obtain authorisation.’
    • ‘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 commissioners in each community were also duly informed and their authorization obtained.’
    • ‘To ensure the quality, traders should be asked to obtain necessary authorisation.’
    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.
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘The authorizations were personally signed by him.’
      • ‘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.’
      permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, warrant, clearance
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Pronunciation

authorization

/ˌôTHərəˈzāSH(ə)n//ˌɔθərəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/