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Definition of authorization

1 : the act of authorizing
2 : an instrument that authorizes : sanction

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Examples of authorization in a Sentence

you will need the authorization of the council before you can act his authorization to go ahead with the project was finally given
Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, Congress passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act as part of a defense authorization bill, pushing the agency to open its flagship 7(a) loan program to co-ops. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, 7 June 2021 There has not been a draft in the U.S. since 1973, when Congress allowed the existing draft authorization, conscripting men into service in the Vietnam War, to expire. Amy Rutenberg, The Conversation, 7 June 2021 Both authorization and approval are rigorous processes that look at the safety and efficacy of a vaccine, Moss said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 6 June 2021 The authorization means the vaccine can be bought by donors and other U.N. agencies for use in poorer countries, including in the U.N.-backed initiative known as COVAX. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 June 2021 Under the new authorization, the FDA permitted a simpler formulation, in which patients receive an injection shot underneath the skin in cases where IV infusions aren’t feasible or would lead to a delay in treatment, Regeneron said. Joseph Walker, WSJ, 4 June 2021 Experts estimate the federal government could grant authorization as early as September. oregonlive, 4 June 2021 Google recently submitted an amicus brief to maintain work authorization for the thousands of individuals whose partners have H-1B visas, the status common in the tech sector. Larry English, Forbes, 1 June 2021 The lawsuit, filed in April in federal court, argues that mandating a vaccine that has only emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration and not formal approval violates federal law. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of authorization

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jun 2021

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“Authorization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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