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Official permission or approval for an action
“The king could not enact laws without the sanction of parliament.”
A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
“The imposition of such a sanction is punishment.”
To give official acceptance of as satisfactory
“He may seem ready to sanction the use of force.”
Impose a sanction or penalty on
“They had to be punished or sanctioned, so this is the sanction that the judge came up with.”
“We are currently examining the different means at our disposal to sanction them.”
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