sanction (Meaning)

Wordnet

sanction (n)

formal and explicit approval

a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

official permission or approval

the act of final authorization

Wordnet

sanction (v)

give sanction to

give authority or permission to

give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

Webster

sanction (n.)

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.

Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.

Webster

sanction (v. t.)

To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.

sanction Sentence Examples

  1. The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against the rogue nation to deter its aggressive behavior.
  2. The company's shareholders voted to sanction the merger with the rival firm.
  3. The government sanctioned the use of certain chemicals in the manufacturing industry to ensure public safety.
  4. The professor sanctioned the student's thesis, acknowledging its originality and academic rigor.
  5. The court sanctioned the attorney for violating ethical rules during trial proceedings.
  6. The financial institution sanctioned the transaction after verifying its authenticity and compliance with regulations.
  7. The government sanctioned a public inquiry into the cause of the recent catastrophe.
  8. The public health department sanctioned the establishment of a new hospital to meet the growing demand for healthcare services.
  9. The organization sanctioned a code of conduct to guide the ethical behavior of its members.
  10. The international sports federation sanctioned the use of a new technology to improve the accuracy of officiating.

FAQs About the word sanction

formal and explicit approval, a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards, official permission or approval, the act of final authorization

permission, authorization, consent, licence, allowance, green light, warrant, concurrence, permit, clearance

injunction, injunction, revocation, refusal, denial, denial, rejection, rejection, prohibition, refusal

The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against the rogue nation to deter its aggressive behavior.

The company's shareholders voted to sanction the merger with the rival firm.

The government sanctioned the use of certain chemicals in the manufacturing industry to ensure public safety.

The professor sanctioned the student's thesis, acknowledging its originality and academic rigor.