authorise authorise


  1. (v) give or delegate power or authority to
  2. (v) grant authorization or clearance for


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  • Some originalists might argue, for example, that the Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause do not authorise economic legislation dating all the way back to the New Deal.


  • Vatican miracle judges 'approve John Paul II for sainthood'

    The Vatican congregation in charge of examining candidates for sainthoods has recognised a second miracle by John Paul II, leaving just a papal signature necessary to authorise the former pope's canonisation, Italian news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "The president said there's a hope that as a result of these conversations that OPEC would be encouraged to authorise an increase in production," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Wednesday after Bush arrived in Egypt from Riyadh.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: AFP

  2. "I find it amusing that those who helped to authorise and engineer the biggest foreign policy disaster in our generation are now criticising me," Obama said, at the debate in front of union activists in Chicago.
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Times of India

  3. In it he says: "I remain of the view that the correct legal interpretation of resolution 1441 is that it does not authorise the use of military force without a further determination by the Security Council.........."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Lord Goldsmith Source: Sky News (blog)

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