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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Authorize \Au"thor*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Authorized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Authorizing}.] [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr.
LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See {Author}.]
1. To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give
a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners
to settle a boundary.

2. To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as,
to authorize a marriage.

3. To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion;
to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.

4. To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to
warrant; as, to authorize a report.

A woman's story at a winter's fire, Authorized by
her grandam. --Shak.

5. To justify; to furnish a ground for. --Locke.

{To authorize one's self}, to rely for authority. [Obs.]

Authorizing himself, for the most part, upon other
histories. --Sir P.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Authorized \Au"thor*ized\, a.
1. Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized

2. Sanctioned by authority.

{The Authorized Version} of the Bible is the English
translation of the Bible published in 1611 under sanction
of King James I. It was ``appointed to be read in
churches,'' and has been the accepted English Bible. The
Revised Version was published in a complete form in 1855.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: endowed with authority [syn: {authorised}] [ant: {unauthorized}]
2: sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative
communique"; "the authorized biography" [syn: {authoritative},

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