1. a document giving an official instruction or command

Similar word(s): mandate

Definition categories: communication, instrument

2. the power or right to give orders or make decisions

- deputies are given authorization to make arrests

Similar word(s): authority, dominance, potency

Definition categories: attribute, control

3. official permission or approval

Similar word(s): authority, sanction

Definition categories: attribute, permission

4. the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

Similar word(s): empowerment

Definition categories: act, direction, management

Sentences with authorization as a noun:

- I've got authorization. Call the office and you'll see.

- Can I see your authorization?

- We've had the authorization for years, but we've never gotten an appropriation.