Associations to the word «Sanction»


SANCTION, noun. An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
SANCTION, noun. A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.
SANCTION, noun. A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.
SANCTION, verb. (transitive) To ratify; to make valid.
SANCTION, verb. (transitive) To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
SANCTION, verb. (transitive) To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.

Dictionary definition

SANCTION, noun. Formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement".
SANCTION, noun. A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.
SANCTION, noun. Official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times".
SANCTION, noun. The act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church".
SANCTION, verb. Give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies".
SANCTION, verb. Give authority or permission to.
SANCTION, verb. Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage".

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill