au·​tho·​rized | \ ˈȯ-thə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce authorized (audio) \

Definition of authorized

1 : endowed with authority an authorized representative
2 : sanctioned by authority : having or done with legal or official approval an authorized biography an authorized translation

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Recent Examples on the Web Fidelity Printers, a subsidiary of the central bank, is the country’s only authorized gold buyer. Farai Mutsaka, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2022 Paxlovid required a prescription from a doctor or authorized health worker, including pharmacists in some states that can administer quick COVID-19 tests and then prescribe the medicine. Leada Gore |, al, 21 July 2022 For as long as your precious metals IRA exists, all the metals attached to it will be stored at an authorized depository facility of your choosing. Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2022 Aramark, which serves as an authorized concessioner for Yosemite and operates the Wawona Hotel booking website, said reservations were being canceled through Monday, and reservation holders would be contacted. Christian Martinezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2022 Notice of authorized rehearsals required to be given to dancers to enable dancers and the union to surface and resolve disputes over whether rehearsals are covered. William Earl, Variety, 8 July 2022 Smith is facing 10 charges in the embezzlement probe in which he's accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from drug and forfeiture funds for personal and authorized business expenses during the course of many years. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 6 July 2022 Affected owners were told to call the manufacturer or drive to an authorized repair shop for a software update. Fortune, 2 July 2022 In December, the F.D.A. made access to it significantly easier by permanently lifting the requirement that patients obtain mifepristone by visiting an authorized clinic or doctor in person. New York Times, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of authorized

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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30 Jul 2022

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“Authorized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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