• WordNet 3.6
    • n authorization the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
    • n authorization official permission or approval "authority for the program was renewed several times"
    • n authorization the power or right to give orders or make decisions "he has the authority to issue warrants","deputies are given authorization to make arrests","a place of potency in the state"
    • n authorization a document giving an official instruction or command
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The local authority The local authority
The Author The Author
The author doing a little washing on his own account The author doing a little washing on his own account
"His hand closed again upon the sceptre of authority." "His hand closed again upon the sceptre of authority."
The author reads his work to the people in the salon The author reads his work to the people in the salon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
    • n Authorization The act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant. "The authorization of laws.""A special authorization from the chief."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ian Fleming named his character "James Bond" after real-life ornithologist and author
    • n authorization The act of authorizing; the act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority: as, “the authorization of laws,” Motley. Also spelled authorisation.
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  • Seneca
    “Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.”
  • Peter Nivio Zarlenga
    “No authority is higher than reality.”
  • Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    “It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.”
  • Stanley Milgram
    Stanley Milgram
    “The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. autorisation,


In literature:

Is this proceeding of the author the right one, the best for the subject?
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
Tonnage and poundage continued to be levied by the royal authority alone.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
Descartes had protested against any external authority for the first principles of belief.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
It had been a misfortune for the future author to lose the severe if somewhat wooden drill of his preparatory instructor.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
It serves, however, to show how much credence is to be given to their authority as interpreters and expounders.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
The literary movement led the way to a reaction against the influence and authority of the Greek clergy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Whether this be from fear of infection, or from superstition, the Author has not been able to learn.
"The Gipsies' Advocate or, Observations on the Origin, Character, Manners, and Habits of The English Gipsies" by James Crabb
No one among them disputes its authority or casts any doubt upon its genuineness.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
It has been a point of honor with me not to republish an English story, nor a translation from a foreign author.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
During the course of it the royal authority sank to its lowest ebb since the days of the Danish incursions.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Moreover, it is dangerous to have a favorite author as well as a favorite book of that favorite author.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
The real object of it was to take the life of the executive authority in France.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
How does the author indicate her own feelings in regard to the problems that confront David and his father?
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
Howard, the philanthropist and author, whose name stands a monument of Christian fame, was at first a grocer's boy.
"Genius in Sunshine and Shadow" by Maturin Murray Ballou
A legal jointure was first authorized by the Statute of Uses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
If their testimony is true, Peter is the real author of the Second Gospel.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
The names, and some of the properties, which the other author has given to his hags, excite smiles.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
His real authority is confined to the Turkish empire, where it is sustained by the civil power.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
In some of the statements, however, made in this paragraph, he is not supported by any ancient authority that we know of.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
Col. Mason considered a reference of the plan to the authority of the people as one of the most important and essential of the Resolutions.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison

In poetry:

Make way, ye Roman authors,
clear the street, ye Greeks,
For a much larger Iliad is on the course of construction
(and to Imperial order)
Clear the streets, O ye Greeks!
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XII" by Ezra Pound
You call authority "a grievous thing."
With careless hands you snap the
leading string,
And, for a frolic (so it seems to you),
Put off the old love, and put on the new.
"To A Rebellious Daughter" by Fay Inchfawn
Time and Imagination—what are they?
They are, my dear, the pseudonyms of Change,
The smooth, indifferent author of our play,
Master of both the common and the strange.
"The Attic" by Henri Coulette
Now fir'd by Pope and Virtue leave the Age
In low Pursuit of self-undoing Wrong,
And trace the Author thro' his moral Page,
Whose blameless Life still answers to his Song.
"Elegy XIV: To Delia" by James Hammond
At length arrived, your book I take
To read in for the author's sake;
Too gray for new sensations grown,
Can charm to Art or Nature known
This torpor from my senses shake?
"On Receiving A Copy Of Mr. Austin's 'Old World Idylls'" by James Russell Lowell
Now, to begin. The curtain is ascending,
They meet at tea upon a flowery lawn.
Fair, is it not? How sweet their souls are blending —
The author calls the play "Laocoon."
"Epilogue" by Edgar Lee Masters

In news:

Toni Morrison, Author, Slade Morrison, Joint Author, Pascal Lemaitre , Illustrator Hyperion Books $4.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0895-3.
Author Robert Goolrick is one of the authors who objected when their book was suddenly made available through the Amazon Lending Library .
Roy Blount, jr, Author, Jr Blount, Author Lipper /Viking $19.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-670-03220-4.
Margaret Wise Brown, Author, Susan Jeffers, Author, Susan Jeffers, Illustrator Hyperion Books $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0509-9.
Stephen King, Author, Sexton, Author Viking $25.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-670-85869-9.
Michael Chabon, Author, Michael Chabon, Read by, read by the author.
Margaret Wise Brown, Author, Felicia Bond, Author, Aida E Marcuse , Translator Rayo $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-026225-9.
The Peruvian author and former presidential candidate received the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1995 and is the first South American author to win the Nobel since Gabriel García Márquez won the award in 1982.
All authors know that their book bios at some point are always sent from the publisher to be checked, are usually adapted from what the author initially writes on the publicity forms, and are periodically updated.
Eleanor Taylor Bland, Author, E Bland, Author.
The Halifax Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority.
Author events in L.A. 0 Daniel Mendelsohn is author of "Waiting for the Barbarians".
When cookbook author Gina Von Esmarch compiled a collection of her favorite family recipes while between two jobs, she probably didn't imagine this would lead to her authoring not one but two cookbooks.
Newton Minow , Author, Craig Lamay, Author Hill & Wang $20 (237p) ISBN 978-0-8090-2311-0.
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Joshua Goldstein, author of Winning the War on War, discuss.

In science:

Acknowledgments: The results of this paper were obtained during the Ph.D. studies of the first author under the supervision of the second author.
Finite-dimensional representations of twisted hyper loop algebras
Unfortunately, this is yet another field of mathematics in which different authors use different conventions and, in the current author’s experience, it can be confusing to decide whether a statement in some reference actually applies to a situation at hand.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
The author’s implementation linked below was written from scratch in a 8 hours what is a lot smaller than the time author spent implementing other algorithms with a similar tools.
Simple signature-based Groebner basis algorithm
In this paper we address the issue of existence of cusp forms for almost simple Lie groups using the approach of the second author combined with local information on supercuspidal representations for p-adic groups known by the first author.
On the Cusp Forms of Congruence Subgroups of an almost Simple Lie group
The first and the second author have also been supported by the IMPRS “Mathematics in the Sciences”, and the material presented in this paper is largely based on the first author’s thesis.
A general solution of the Wright-Fisher model of random genetic drift
Since a public-key can only be used to verify an authorized user’s identity, it cannot be used to pose as an authorized user.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
In order to study social identity of iMetrics we disambiguated author names using last names and first initials. The numbers of authors identified in different document sets (both regardless of the placement in the author list, and only first authors) for the period 2007-2011 are provided in Table 1.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
IS community we rely on various measures of similarity. For authors we use simple fractions of authors who are authors in iMetrics or non-iMetrics document sets other than the one investigated. For other characteristics (title terms and the sources of references) we use cosine similarity.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
Authors in each of the three iMetrics document sets and the fraction of them who publish in other two iMetrics sets as well as the non-iMetrics document set (JASIST-O). Authors are many times more likely to publish in other iMetrics venues than in general IS (coefficient of distinctness).
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
All of the authors in this list have also appeared at one time or another as the first authors in iMetrics core journals.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
The authors are also grateful to the Milliman Fund of the University of Washington’s Mathematics Department for funding the first author’s visit there in September 2007.
Noncommutative complex differential geometry
The research of the first author was supported by NSF grant CCF-0830734, and research of the second author is supported by NSF grant CCF-1018370.
Packing identical simple polygons is NP-hard
Several illustrations were borrowed from published papers and we are grateful to the original authors and publishers for granting their authorization to reproduce these figures.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Illustrated in Fig. 1, modern micro∗The first two authors contributed equally to this work. ‡Corresponding author.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
This work was completed during the authors’ stay at MSRI Berkeley; the authors are grateful to MSRI for hospitality. A.P.’s visit to MSRI was supported by the Royal Society International Exchanges scheme.
Scattering theory and Banach space valued singular integrals