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 for authorized
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Authorized \Au"thor*ized\, a.
     1. Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized
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     2. Sanctioned by authority.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as,
        to authorize a marriage.
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     3. To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion;
        to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.
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     4. To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to
        warrant; as, to authorize a report.
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              A woman's story at a winter's fire,
              Authorized by her grandam.            --Shak.
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     5. To justify; to furnish a ground for. --Locke.
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     To authorize one's self, to rely for authority. [Obs.]
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              Authorizing himself, for the most part, upon other
              histories.                            --Sir P.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "authorized":
     absolute, accredited, actionable, applicable, appointed, ascendant,
     authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, chartered,
     clothed with authority, commanding, commissioned, competent,
     consequential, considerable, constitutional, controlling,
     delegated, deputized, dominant, duly constituted, eminent,
     empowered, enfranchised, entitled, ex officio, franchised,
     governing, great, hegemonic, hegemonistic, imperative, important,
     influential, judicial, juridical, just, justiciable, kosher,
     lawful, lawmaking, leading, legal, legislative, legit, legitimate,
     licensed, licit, mighty, momentous, monocratic, official, patented,
     potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious, privileged, prominent,
     puissant, ranking, rightful, ruling, sanctioned, senior, statutory,
     substantial, superior, supreme, totalitarian, valid, warranted,
     weighty, within the law

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