What is the meaning of sanction?

noun

  • Formal and explicit approval.
    • usage: "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
  • A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.
  • Official permission or approval.
    • usage: "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  • The act of final authorization.
    • usage: "it had the sanction of the church"

verb

  • Give sanction to.
    • usage: "I approve of his educational policies"
  • Give authority or permission to.
  • Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.
    • usage: "sanctify the marriage"
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APAWordNet. (2010). sanction. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/sanction/definitions/1193515
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MLAWordNet. "sanction" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/sanction/definitions/1193515>
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