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  • adj. Explicitly allowed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of authorize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessed of or endowed with authority.
  • adj. Sanctioned by authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Duly empowered: as, an authorized agent.
  • Formally sanctioned by those having the right or power to sanction, as a reprint or translation of a book: as, an authorized edition; the authorized version of the Bible. Also authorised.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sanctioned by established authority
  • adj. endowed with authority

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