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 a ground for; warrant; justify.
Contemporary Examples

“authorized biographies are glorified press releases,” says historian José Murilo de Carvalho.
Brazil’s Rich Ban Biographies Via Arcane Law Mac Margolis November 20, 2013

And he may have to explain why he authorized a payment to that same supposed rogue while he was cooling his heels inside.
Murdoch’s Dark Arts Tina Brown July 10, 2011

For example, he authorized conjugal visits for prisoners for the first time in the state and broadened environmental protection.
The Sins of St. Reagan Noah Kristula-Green June 14, 2012

In tense debates before Obama authorized the SEALs raid, his officials tried to foresee what the reactions would be in Pakistan.
Our Pakistan Problem Manages to Get Worse John Barry May 14, 2011

One administration official says that lethal arms are not part of the new items Obama has now authorized.
Obama’s Syria Aid: Too Late? Josh Rogin June 13, 2013

Historical Examples

I understand that you think that it ought to be on all authorized editions of books?
Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright United States Committee on Patents

The author of this letter has, at my request, authorized me to publish it anonymously.
The Sexual Question August Forel

The treasurer was authorized to send to Lenox for a ‘charter.’
St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11 Various

He was justified, he was authorized, he was the instrument of a fixed purpose.
The Christian Hall Caine

authorized translation from the German by Beatrice M. Hinkle.
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park

verb (transitive)
to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction: a dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products
v.

“give formal approval to,” late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser “authorize, give authority to” (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.

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