au·​tho·​ri·​za·​tion | \ ˌȯ-th(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce authorization (audio) \

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 The agency has come under criticism for granting emergency authorization to a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for coronavirus. Tim Darnell, ajc, "US could see 100K new coronavirus cases per day, Fauci says," 30 June 2020 Still, before granting emergency use authorization, the manufacturer will have to provide evidence from extensive clinical trials proving that the vaccine is safe. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "FDA will require coronavirus vaccine to be at least 50% more effective than placebo," 30 June 2020 Securing that testimony can be difficult when the witnesses are in the U.S. without authorization and could face deportation if they’re released, former prosecutors said. Jason Buch,, "Judges in Laredo jailing witnesses in ‘mechanical scheme’," 30 June 2020 The court ruling only has implications for the work authorization of DACA recipients. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Supreme Court decision doesn’t give DACA recipients jobs over U.S. citizens," 26 June 2020 The administration on Monday also published the final version of a regulation that will render most border-crossers seeking asylum ineligible for work authorization. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Trump to expand sweeping immigration restrictions, targeting work visas in new order," 23 June 2020 The White House is seeking to block the public release of Bolton’s book, saying it is being published without formal authorization that the manuscript was free of classified information. Michael Balsamo, Anchorage Daily News, "Administration tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies, but he won’t go," 20 June 2020 The White House is seeking to block the public release of Bolton’s book, saying it is being published without formal authorization that the manuscript was free of classified information. Time, "As Justice Department Claims U.S. Attorney Investigating Trump Allies Is 'Stepping Down,' Attorney Refuses to Leave His Post," 20 June 2020 Remdesivir is currently approved in the U.S. for the emergency treatment of Covid-19 and an application for conditional marketing authorization has been made to the European Medicines Agency. Carla Canivete,, "Dr. Reddy’s Labs Signs Licensing Pact With Gilead for Remdesivir," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of authorization

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jul 2020

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“Authorization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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