Definition of authorization bill in English:

authorization bill


  • A bill brought before a legislature for the authorization of a specified item; (US, Politics) a bill to establish, renew, or extend the legal authority for a government agency, programme, etc.

    Though a United States authorization bill may recommend the level of funding for an agency or programme, the actual amount is determined by a subsequent appropriation bill.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in London Morning Post.