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Pronunciation:  `othuri'zeyshun

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  1. [n]  the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  2. [n]  official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  3. [n]  the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
  4. [n]  a document giving an official instruction or command

AUTHORIZATION is a 13 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: authorisation, authorisation, authorisation, authority, dominance, empowerment, mandate, sanction, say-so
 See Also: carte blanche, certification, command, commission, commissioning, control, delegating, delegation, deputation, direction, enfranchisement, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, license, loan approval, lordship, management, official document, permission, permission, permit, power of appointment, relegating, relegation, rubber stamp, sanction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au`thor*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F. autorisation.]
The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by
authority; sanction or warrant.

      The authorization of laws.               --Motley.

      A special authorization from the chief.  --Merivale.

Thesaurus Terms
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