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Noun
Official permission or approval for an action
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“The king could not enact laws without the sanction of parliament.”
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A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
“The imposition of such a sanction is punishment.”
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The act of endorsing something, usually by being complimentary
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A written command, issued by a judge, requiring whomever it is served upon to do whatever the order says, under penalty of being held in contempt of court
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The practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour
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A binding agreement concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations
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A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
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The process of excluding or the state of being excluded
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A prayer asking for divine blessing
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To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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“He may seem ready to sanction the use of force.”
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To impose a sanction or penalty on
“We are currently examining the different means at our disposal to sanction them.”
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To make legitimate
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To champion or foster a cause
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To cease to endorse
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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To bestow legal or official authority to
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(arrive at) To reach (a conclusion or decision)
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To provide an acceptable explanation for
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To express approval or admiration of
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To predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
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To feel a desire or liking for
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