Definition of authorization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɔːθəraɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːθərəˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] official permission or power to do something; the act of giving permission You may not enter the security area without authorization. Who gave the authorization to release the data?
  2. 2[countable] a document that gives somebody official permission to do something Can I see your authorization?
  3. Extra examples He asked for authorization to proceed with the plan. The change of plan would require authorization from the minister. The government will probably refuse authorization under these conditions. They secured congressional authorization for a new hydro-electric dam. We cannot act without the explicit authorization of the board. You cannot take a day off without authorization. You will need prior authorization from your bank. Can I see your authorization please? He had given authorization for work to begin on the project. He handed the guard the authorization. Her defence was that she had acted with the general authorization of the President. She had to sign an authorization to stop the payment. She requested authorization to visit the site herself. The department is responsible for the authorization of spending. The firm supplies credit card authorization systems to retailers. The order was, in effect, an authorization to plan a coup.
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