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English noun: authorisation

1. authorisation (communication) a document giving an official instruction or command

Synonymsauthorization, mandate

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Attributeauthorised, authorized, unauthorised, unauthorized

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. authorisation (attribute) the power or right to give orders or make decisions

SamplesHe has the authority to issue warrants.
Deputies are given authorization to make arrests.
A place of potency in the state.

Synonymsauthority, authorization, dominance, potency, say-so

Broader (hypernym)control

Narrower (hyponym)carte blanche, command, imperium, lordship, muscle, power of appointment, sovereignty

3. authorisation (attribute) official permission or approval

SamplesAuthority for the program was renewed several times.

Synonymsauthority, authorization, sanction

Broader (hypernym)permission

4. authorisation (act) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

Synonymsauthorization, empowerment

Broader (hypernym)direction, management

Narrower (hyponym)certification, commission, commissioning, delegating, delegation, deputation, enfranchisement, license, loan approval, permission, permit, relegating, relegation, rubber stamp, sanction

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