Meaning of authorization

au•thor•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (ô"thur-u-zā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of authorizing.
  2. permission or power granted by an authority; sanction.
  3. a legislative act authorizing money to be spent for government programs that specifies a maximum spending level without provision for actual funds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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