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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you will need the authorization of the council before you can act his authorization to go ahead with the project was finally given

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According to the complaint, BCC asked Chalice back in May to acquire authorization for the temporary event license from either the city or the county where the event would take place. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Chalice Festival Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control as Weed-Centric Events Battle With Legalization," 13 July 2018 The region’s other major insurer, Aetna, requires chronic pain patients to obtain a prior authorization every year for opioid doses over a certain level. Aubrey Whelan,, "Independence Blue Cross reports dramatic drop in opioid prescriptions among members," 13 July 2018 In order to get authorization from the state health agency, the organizations had to apply and undergo training on how to recognize an opioid overdose and administer naloxone. Catherine Ho,, "More California pharmacies to distribute opioid overdose drug," 6 July 2018 The investigation revealed between January 2015 and October 2017 while assigned as the treasurer of the Future Business Leaders of America in Kentucky, Bentley used more than $52,000 from the organization without authorization for personal reasons., "Former Ryle teacher indicted for stealing $100K from school, student organization," 19 June 2018 Thatwould require authorization for international travel and limit it to 15 consecutive days and a total of 90 days within three years. Pamela Ren Larson, azcentral, "McSally's office removes video supporting 'compassionate' fix for DACA," 12 June 2018 A month later, after Rivera turned 19, MassHealth wouldn't cover the cost of the drug without a doctor's pre-authorization for insurance coverage. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Family can sue Walgreens over woman's death after insurance denial, court says," 8 June 2018 Development on Maven necessitated higher security authorizations for Google's cloud infrastructure, which, once granted, opened the door to billions of dollars worth of Pentagon contracts. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program," 1 June 2018 But even under that questionable extrapolation of the 2001 AUMF, there is certainly no authorization for the current war against ISIS or our attack on Assad for his chemical assault against his own people. Martin London, Time, "President Trump Can’t Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of authorization

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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