What is the opposite of sanction?

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Noun
Opposite of official permission or approval for an action
Noun
Opposite of a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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Opposite of the action of approving something
“Beth immediately began to sob and then described her parents' disapproval of her career choice and calling to the ministry.”
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Opposite of a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class
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Opposite of a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
“A DNA test would eventually lead to the suspect's exoneration.”
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Opposite of a sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority
“There may be punitive damages as well as reimbursement of litigation costs and legal fees.”
Noun
Opposite of the process of passing legislation
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Opposite of a special right or advantage, granted or available only to a particular person or group
“They not only live in impoverished neighborhoods but have the disadvantage of poor education.”
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Opposite of the acceptance of, or agreeing to, something without protest
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Opposite of the act of making a previously illegal activity no longer treatable as a criminal offence
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Opposite of the practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behaviour
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Opposite of a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract
Verb
Opposite of to accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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Opposite of to make or declare legally valid
“Having your will reviewed by a good attorney will guard you against loopholes in the document that could invalidate the will in your state.”
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Opposite of to inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
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Opposite of to champion or foster a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
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Opposite of to offer a recommendation
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