authorization

noun
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 However, the attack came on the same day the House approved a resolution that would bar President Donald Trump from launching a military attack against Iran without congressional authorization. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Two Americans, British national killed in rocket attack on Iraq military base: reports," 12 Mar. 2020 She and other Democrats charged that Trump attacked a high-level Iranian official without congressional authorization for the use of military force. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Is the Killing of Qassem Suleimani an Act of War?," 3 Jan. 2020 There have historically been few criminal convictions for hiring people without documents because prosecutors must prove employers knowingly hired someone without legal work authorization. Jeff Amy, chicagotribune.com, "Mississippi plant owners ‘willfully and unlawfully’ used undocumented workers, according to court documents," 16 Aug. 2019 There have historically been few criminal convictions for hiring people without documents because prosecutors must prove employers knowingly hired someone without legal work authorization. Jeff Amy, Twin Cities, "Mississippi processing plant owners ‘willfully’ used ineligible workers, documents say," 9 Aug. 2019 But accessing those programs, or getting prior authorization from insurers, is so complicated that some clinics now employ PrEP navigators to shepherd patients through the process. Douglas Krakower, STAT, "Will the newest pill for HIV prevention fuel progress — or profits?," 26 Feb. 2020 Why hasn't any party made a full throated effort to get a new authorization for military force? CBS News, "Transcript: Sen. Tim Kaine on "Face the Nation," January 12, 2020," 12 Jan. 2020 With a conditional license in hand, applicants must then get municipal authorization. chicagotribune.com, "The race is on for recreational marijuana licenses in Maine," 3 Dec. 2019 The law also prohibits insurance companies from requiring patients to get prior authorization before using insurance to get the drugs, eliminating another obstacle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California OKs pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention meds," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of authorization

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Mar 2020

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“Authorization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authorization. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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