Authority file

a file, either on cards or in machine-readable format, in which decisions involving bibliographic records, particularly for form of entry, are recorded to establish a precedent or rule for subsequent decisions and to provide for consistency of entries.


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  • Authorization

    the act of . permission or power granted by an ; sanction. a legislative act money to be spent for government programs that specifies a maximum spending level without provision for actual funds. Contemporary Examples Congress might vote on the authorization of force measure as soon as December. America United on Syria, for Now Michael […]

  • Authorized

    given or endowed with : an authorized agent. duly sanctioned. 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 […]

  • Authorized capital

    the aggregate par value or the total subscription price of all equity shares of a corporation authorized to be issued under its charter. Historical Examples A company cannot commence business until 10% of its authorized capital has been subscribed and paid for. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7 Various The total of the […]

  • Authorized version

    an English version of the Bible prepared in England under James I and published in 1611. Historical Examples I’ve often looked up the statistics and it’s the only Authorized Version. The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter There are two words which are translated as Mole in our Authorized Version of the Bible. Bible Animals; J. G. […]

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