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Sanction meaning

sanction - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. formal and explicit approval; " a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
  2. 2. Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.
  3. 3. Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.
  4. 4. To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
  5. 5. Confirmation; support.
  6. 6. To authorise; confirm.

sanction - examples of usage

  1. He appears proud of his own share in it, which Sally nevertheless felt she could not appear to sanction by silence. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. He wanted sanction on such things, because he felt that already his judgment was not cold- on matters that concerned her. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. " I have promised our father not to marry Captain Headland without his sanction, and let me entreat you to rest satisfied with that," answered Julia, looking out anxiously for the return of the servant. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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