reauthorize

verb re·au·tho·rize \ (ˌ)rē-ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reauthorize

reauthorized; reauthorizing; reauthorizes
: to authorize (something or someone) again; especially : to renew the authority or effective legal power, warrant, or right of
  • 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

reauthorization

play \(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

First Known Use of reauthorize

1605

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