Sanction



noun
1.
authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
2.
something that serves to support an action, condition, etc.
3.
something that gives binding force, as to an oath, rule of conduct, etc.
4.
Law.

a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience or a reward for obedience.
the penalty or reward.

5.
International Law. action by one or more states toward another state calculated to force it to comply with legal obligations.
verb (used with object)
6.
to authorize, approve, or allow:
an expression now sanctioned by educated usage.
7.
to ratify or confirm:
to sanction a law.
8.
to impose a sanction on; penalize, especially by way of discipline.
noun
1.
final permission; authorization
2.
aid or encouragement
3.
something, such as an ethical principle, that imparts binding force to a rule, oath, etc
4.
the penalty laid down in a law for contravention of its provisions
5.
(often pl) a coercive measure, esp one taken by one or more states against another guilty of violating international law
verb (transitive)
6.
to give authority to; permit
7.
to make authorized; confirm

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