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Definitions of sanction

  1. 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.
  2. To give validity to: to authorize: to countenance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To authorise; confirm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To approve authoritatively; countenance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. give authority or permission to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To give validity or authority to; to ratify; to confirm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. 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.
  9. a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of giving authority to; authority; formal approval. 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. Confirmation; support. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Authoritative confirmation; justification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Ratification on the part of a superior; confirmation; penalty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. 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.

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Usage examples for sanction

  1. " A man of realization does not perform any miracle until he receives an inward sanction Master explained. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  2. The case requires, and the law and the Constitution sanction this punishment. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
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