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Definitions of sanction

  1. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. give authority or permission to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of giving authority to; authority; formal approval. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To give indorsement to; to confirm; to approve; as, to sanction a marriage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of ratifying, or giving authority to: confirmation: support. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To give validity to: to authorize: to countenance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Confirmation; support. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To authorise; confirm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To approve authoritatively; countenance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Authoritative confirmation; justification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Ratification on the part of a superior; confirmation; penalty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To give validity or authority to; to ratify; to confirm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A confirming or giving authority or validity to; ratification; authority; influence or custom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To ratify or confirm; to give authority to; to countenance or support. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. sangk'shun, n. act of ratifying, or giving authority to: confirmation: support: a decree, a law.--v.t. to give validity to: to authorise: to countenance.--adjs. SANC'TIONABLE; SANC'TIONARY. [Fr.,--L. sanct[=i]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Law, decree, (hist.; PRAGMATIC s.); penalty (also vindicatory or punitive s.) or reward (also remuneratory s.) for (dis)obedience attached to a law, clause containing this, (Eth.) consideration operating to enforce obedience to any rule of conduct; confirmation or ratification of law &c. by supreme authority, express authoritative permission, countenance or encouragement given to action &c. by custom &c.; hence sanctionless a. (Vb) ratify, invest with authority, make binding; authorize; countenance (action &c.); attach penalty or reward to (law). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Latin] Solemn or ceremonious ratification; approbation and acceptance;—any thing done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; confirmation; countenance; support. Cabinet Dictionary

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