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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Giving official authorization or approval to; Penalizing, especially for violating a moral principle or international law.

Usage examples (28)
  • Verb (used with object) : an expression now sanctioned by educated usage. ,to sanction a law
  • I think that many fathers have not known that they could have a positive role in sanctioning their daughters 'sexuality.
  • • Monitoring and sanctioning is carried out either by the users themselves or by someone who is accountable to the users.
  • Opponents take the opposite tack, saying the electorate just cannot warm up to the idea of sanctioning recreational dope-smoking. for more
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