1. (uncountable) Permission.
    I've got authorization. Call the office and you'll see.
  2. (countable) An act of authorizing.
  3. (countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
    Can I see your authorization?
  4. (government) Permission, possibly limited, to spend funds for a specific budgetary purpose.
    We've had the authorization for years, but we've never gotten an appropriation.
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