Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sanction.
Sanctions Sentence Examples
The government is in the hands of the grand-duke, who sanctions and promulgates the laws.
Now the second presupposition depends, according to Paley, on the credibility of the Christian religion (which he treats almost exclusively as the revelation of these "new sanctions" of morality).
Excommunication " and " penance " thus came to be temporal ecclesiastical sanctions of the moral law.
Paley, however, holds that scripture is given less to teach morality than to illustrate it by example and enforce it by new sanctions and greater certainty, and that the light of nature makes it clear that God wills the happiness of his creatures.