authorization

noun au·tho·ri·za·tion \ ˌȯ-th(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of authorization

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

Examples of authorization in a Sentence

  1. you will need the authorization of the council before you can act

  2. his authorization to go ahead with the project was finally given

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First Known Use of authorization

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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