From pre- + authorize.
preauthorize (third-person singular simple present preauthorizes, present participle preauthorizing, simple past and past participle preauthorized)
- To authorize in advance.
1977, Savings and Loan News - Volume 98, Issues 1-6, page 58:
- Associations can reap these benefits by convincing customers to preauthorize payments.
2005, Austin T. Fragomen, Immigration Procedures Handbook, page 247:
- Applicants applying by mail may preauthorize payment of the fee at the time the application is made.
2011, Michael W. Doyle, Striking First, →ISBN, page 101:
- You cannot preauthorize a legal defense.