chiefly British English spelling of authorization (q.v.); for spelling, see -ize.
She even furnished him with an authorisation to raise troops for this purpose.
Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
She is insisting on having an authorisation for instituting proceedings.
The Last Days of Tolstoy V. G. Chertkov
The fourth section deals with the question of authorisation for the installation of acetylene plant.
Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use F. H. Leeds
You have my authorisation to prevent it, and you must rigorously do your duty.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai
Without waiting for the baron’s authorisation, Inspector Michel made a sign to his colleagues.
A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
The child, satisfied with this authorisation, descended from the threshold and was presently lost to sight.
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
She became as soft as silk, she gave him an authorisation for the management of all her estate–what more would you have?
Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories Ivan Turgenev
In other words, the authorisation that he gave to both kinds of interest was merely negative.
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
Business was then proceeded with:—election of officers, admittance of new brethren, authorisation of indentures.
The Influence and Development of English Gilds Francis Aiden Hibbert
It is only as a special arrangement and by greatly compromising with the law that I can give you this authorisation.
Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures Unknown
to give or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders. to give for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco. to establish by or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books. to afford a ground for; warrant; justify. Contemporary Examples I did not […]
to give or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders. to give for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco. to establish by or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books. to afford a ground for; warrant; justify. Contemporary Examples She voted to […]
- Authoritarian personality
authoritarian personality authoritarian personality au·thor·i·tar·i·an personality (ə-thôr’ĭ-târ’ē-ən, ô-thôr’-) n. A personality pattern reflecting a desire for security, order, power, and status, with a desire for structured lines of authority, a conventional set of values or outlook, a demand for unquestioning obedience, and a tendency to be hostile toward or use as scapegoats individuals of minority […]
favoring complete obedience or subjection to as opposed to individual freedom: authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes. of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not […]