authorized

adjective au·tho·rized \ ˈȯ-thə-ˌrīzd \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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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First Known Use of authorized

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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