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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 legal document authorizing or certifying the authenticity of something
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“She was now armed with an official sanction from the composer's family for the translation and performance of some of his songs.”
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Official or public support, especially in the form of a recommendation
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“In the early 1960s, a number of traditional Seto singing ensembles were formed in Setomaa with official sanction and support from the Soviet regime.”
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Attestation to, or corroboration of, the truth of a fact or statement
“His name and authority confer of themselves a sanction of his statements.”
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A penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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“The IAAF had little choice but to impose a harsh sanction on the entire team because of repeated violations.”
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An official or legal ban, restriction or prohibition
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“A sanction on trade is one way to lever a result from them.”
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The act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
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The practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour
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A binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law
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Verb
To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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“In the meantime, the prince showed himself ready to sanction the use of violence to bolster his position.”
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To penalize or discipline someone by imposing a sanction or penalty on
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“We are currently examining the different means at our disposal to sanction them.”
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To tolerate the existence or occurrence of something
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“I can no longer sanction by my silence a system that rests on a foundation of lies.”
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To enact or establish legally or legislatively
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To champion or endorse 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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(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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