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from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective Possessed of or endowed with authority.
  • adjective Sanctioned by authority.
  • adjective of the Bible is the English translation of the Bible published in 1611 under sanction of King James I. It was “appointed to be read in churches,” and has been the accepted English Bible. The Revised Version was published in a complete form in 1855.

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

  • adjective Explicitly allowed.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of authorize.

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

  • adjective sanctioned by established authority
  • adjective endowed with authority

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