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AUTHORIZATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does authorization mean? 

AUTHORIZATION (noun)
  The noun AUTHORIZATION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: AUTHORIZATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTHORIZATION (noun)


Sense 1authorization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document giving an official instruction or command

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

authorisation; authorization; mandate

Hypernyms ("authorization" is a kind of...):

instrument; legal document; legal instrument; official document ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Attribute:

authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)

unauthorised; unauthorized (not endowed with authority)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2authorization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The power or right to give orders or make decisions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

authority; authorisation; authorization; say-so; dominance; potency

Context examples:

he has the authority to issue warrants / deputies are given authorization to make arrests / a place of potency in the state

Hypernyms ("authorization" is a kind of...):

control (power to direct or determine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "authorization"):

muscle (authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way))

lordship (the authority of a lord)

imperium (supreme authority; absolute dominion)

command (the power or authority to command)

carte blanche (complete freedom or authority to act)

power of appointment (authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property)

sovereignty (the authority of a state to govern another state)


Sense 3authorization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Official permission or approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

authorisation; authorization; sanction; authority

Context example:

authority for the program was renewed several times

Hypernyms ("authorization" is a kind of...):

permission (approval to do something)


Sense 4authorization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

empowerment; authorisation; authorization

Hypernyms ("authorization" is a kind of...):

direction; management (the act of managing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "authorization"):

sanction (the act of final authorization)

rubber stamp (routine authorization of an action without questions)

loan approval (formal authorization to get a loan (usually from a bank))

delegating; delegation; deputation; relegating; relegation (authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions)

commission; commissioning (the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions)

certification; enfranchisement (the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on)

license; permission; permit (the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)


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