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.
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".
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.