Au·thor·i·za·tion n. The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant.
The authorization of laws. --Motley.
A special authorization from the chief. --Merivale.
n 1: a document giving an official instruction or command [syn: mandate,
2: the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has
the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given
authorization to make arrests" [syn: authority, authorisation,
3: official permission or approval; "authority for the program
was renewed several times" [syn: authority, authorisation,
4: the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
[syn: authorisation, empowerment]