Etymology
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authorization (n.)

"act of authorizing, conferment of legality," c. 1600, noun of action from authorize. Earlier form was auctorisation (late 15c.).

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Definitions of authorization

authorization (n.)
a document giving an official instruction or command;
Synonyms: mandate / authorisation
authorization (n.)
the power or right to give orders or make decisions;
deputies are given authorization to make arrests
Synonyms: authority / authorisation / potency / dominance / say-so
authorization (n.)
official permission or approval;
authorization (n.)
the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant;
From wordnet.princeton.edu