Definition of Authorization

1. Noun. A document giving an official instruction or command.

Exact synonyms: Authorisation, Mandate
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Attributes: Authorised, Authorized, Unauthorised, Unauthorized
Derivative terms: Mandate

2. Noun. The power or right to give orders or make decisions. "A place of potency in the state"
Exact synonyms: Authorisation, Authority, Dominance, Potency, Say-so
Specialized synonyms: Power Of Appointment, Carte Blanche, Command, Imperium, Lordship, Muscle, Sovereignty
Generic synonyms: Control
Derivative terms: Dominate, Potent

3. Noun. Official permission or approval. "Authority for the program was renewed several times"
Exact synonyms: Authorisation, Authority, Sanction
Generic synonyms: Permission
Derivative terms: Authorise, Authorize, Sanction

4. Noun. The act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant.

Definition of Authorization

1. n. The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant.

Definition of Authorization

1. Noun. Permission. ¹

2. Noun. An act of authorizing. ¹

3. Noun. (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant. ¹

4. Noun. (context: government) Permission, possibly limited, to spend funds for a specific budgetary purpose. ¹

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Definition of Authorization

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Authorization

authoritarian personality
authority figure
authorization (current term)
authorized shares
authorized stock
authorized term
authorized terms

Literary usage of Authorization

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1. Foreign Exchange Explained: A Practical Treatment of the Subject for the by Franklin Escher (1917)
"According to the particular transaction involved, the authorization may be for an American exporter to draw dollar drafts on a bank in New York or sterling ..."

2. A History of French Private Law by Jean Brissaud (1912)
"Supplementary authorization § 151. Effects of authorization. §152. Lack of authorization.—Beau- General. s 149. How is the authorization Given by Law. ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1893)
"Will pay answer.1' CABLEGRAM FROM LEMERRE : " We send authorization. Make payment to Meyer." These cablegrams were the final outcome of lengthy ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Not Only a Discussion of the by Floyd Russell Mechem (1914)
"Ratification not a form of authorization.—Proceeding now to consider the question ... It is rather a cure for the lack of authorization, or a substitute for ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Domicil, National, Quasi-national, and Municipal by Michael William Jacobs (1887)
"Are the Consequences of authorization Personal, or do they extend to Wife and Family ? — A further question is raised among French jurists ; namely, ..."

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