Definition of reauthorize
- called for Congress to reauthorize the Clean Water Act
- Since passage, each law has been amended or "reauthorized," a confusing process under which existing statutes are reenacted with new language.
- —Gregg Easterbrook
reauthorizationplay \(ˌ)rē-ˌȯ-th(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural reauthorizations
- Congressional leaders are expected to continue negotiating a long-term reauthorization of the program in the coming weeks.
- —Mike Debonis