Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of authorizing. synonym: permission.
  • noun Something that authorizes; a sanction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of authorizing; the act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority: as, “the authorization of laws,” Motley. Also spelled authorisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable Permission.
  • noun countable An act of authorizing.
  • noun countable (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
  • noun government Permission, possibly limited, to spend funds for a specific budgetary purpose.

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

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  • noun the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • noun a document giving an official instruction or command
  • noun official permission or approval

Etymologies

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authorize +‎ -ation

Examples

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