Sanction meaning

săngkshən
Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
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To penalize, as for violating a moral principle or international law.
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Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
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To give official authorization or approval to.

Voting rights that are sanctioned by law.

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To encourage or tolerate by indicating approval.

His colleagues sanctioned his new research.

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Sanction is a penalty for wrongful action.

An example of sanction is jail time.

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To sanction is for a recognized authority to give approval to something.

An example of sanction is when a parent lets his child leave school.

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A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
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Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
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Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
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A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
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To give official authorization or approval to.

Voting rights that are sanctioned by law.

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To encourage or tolerate by indicating approval.

His colleagues sanctioned his new research.

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To penalize, as for violating a moral principle or international law.
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The act of a recognized authority confirming or ratifying an action; authorized approval or permission.
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Support; encouragement; approval.
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Something that gives binding force to a law, or secures obedience to it, as the penalty for breaking it, or a reward for carrying it out.
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Something, as a moral principle or influence, that makes a rule of conduct, a law, etc. binding.
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(obs.) A formal decree; law.
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To give sanction to.
  • To ratify or confirm.
  • To authorize or permit; countenance.
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Any of various penalties that may be imposed against an entity or an individual who has violated federal securities laws.
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Any of various penalties that may be imposed against a government, typically by using trade sanctions. In addition, international organizations such as the United Nations may issue sanctions against countries as a deterrent to undesirable activities.
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A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
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An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
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A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.
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A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.
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To ratify; to make valid.
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To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
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To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.
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Origin of sanction

  • Middle English enactment of a law from Old French ecclesiastical decree from Latin sānctiō sānctiōn- binding law, penal sanction from sānctus holy sanctify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English enactment of a law from Old French ecclesiastical decree from Latin sānctiō sānctiōn- binding law, penal sanction from sānctus holy sanctify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sanction.

    From Wiktionary