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 Tomasky September 18, 2014

But, so far, there have been no substantial consultations with Congress about such an authorization.
Congress Set to Bow to Obama on ISIS War Josh Rogin September 4, 2014

What if that party tied its authorization to the elimination of the Social Security system completely?
Never Mind Obamacare. Worry About the Debt Ceiling. William L. McComb September 30, 2013

What if the majority party in the House tied its authorization to expanding corporate tax rates to 55 percent?
Never Mind Obamacare. Worry About the Debt Ceiling. William L. McComb September 30, 2013

The authorization Act containing Kirk-Menendez passed the Senate 100-0.
Iran Nuclear Deal Credit Should Go to Kirk and Menendez, Not Obama David Frum September 19, 2013

Historical Examples

If a foreigner marries an heiress, he is accounted a citizen, but he must first obtain an authorization from the council-general.
The Catholic World; Vol. IV.; October, 1866, to March, 1867. E. Rameur

They wrote to Philip asking for his authorization and support.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

He is authorized for everything that is in his power; he will know no restrictive “authorization,” will not want to be loyal.
The Ego and His Own Max Stirner

All the more reason to refuse you the authorization to follow the staff.
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

The South demanded the authorization of slavery, since Southern emigrants would not go thither without their slaves.
The Greater Republic Charles Morris

n.

c.1600, from authorize + -ation. Earlier form was auctorisation (late 15c.).

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