authorization authorization  /ˌɔ θə rə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a document giving an official instruction or command
  2. (n) the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  3. (n) official permission or approval
  4. (n) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant


  1. But Congressional authorization to bypass the UN is also likely to reopen the debate among Bush's advisers over just how far to pursue the diplomatic option.
  2. Some states have been penalized with a reduction in delegates because they advanced the date of their primaries without party authorization.
  3. Even so, the long controversy over what is normally a routine authorization became an index of deepening congressional disaffection with the war.


  1. Commission votes in favor of DBO for new water treatment plant

    WOONSOCKET ? Opponents went down fighting as Mayor Leo T. Fontaine narrowly won the authorization he needs to privatize a proposed $50 million water treatment plant from the Budget Commission. The long impasse over privatization finally broke on a 3-2 vote Friday as Fontaine and Commissioner Peder Schaefer lobbed verbal grenades at each other from opposite sides of the issue. Shaefer said he’d ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Woonsocket Call

  2. Vitter Secures Key Provisions for Louisiana in Defense Authorization

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter has worked to secure key provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 which has passed the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.  
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe

  3. Cangene Announces Withdrawal of Marketing Authorization Application for Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 in ...

    Cangene Announces Withdrawal of Marketing Authorization Application for Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 in Europe
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We have taken no steps to initiate a strike authorization vote," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement on Sunday. "Any talk about a strike or a management lockout at this point is simply a distraction."
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Alan Rosenberg Source: Reuters

  2. In a speech last week, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, "I am working on legislation to repeal that authorization and replace it with a much narrower mission statement for our troops in Iraq."
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Forbes

  3. "If Democrats use the defense authorization bill to pander to the far left at the expense of our national security, they should expect serious opposition from Republicans," said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Jon Kyl Source: Forbes

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