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To empower another with the legal right to perform an action.

The Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

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v. to officially empower someone to act. (See: authority)

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In his report Mr Arnold said: "The consistent use of purchase order numbers by suppliers, the handling of price and quantity variances by Central Payments and authorisers in directorates, disciplines of running maintenance processes in Voyager to clear price and quantity variances, and understanding the difference between rejecting and referring an invoice were cause for concern.
* Airport-specific application screens: Holders, Authorisers, Airport Utilities

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