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  Definition of sanction
  1. a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society''s standards
  2. the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"
  3. official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  4. formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union''s endorsement"
  5. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
  6. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
  7. give authority or permission to
Similar Words: authority, authorization, authorisation, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, approve, O.K., okay

 

Hyponyms: benefit of clergy, name, nihil obstat, O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh, visa, back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support, confirm

 

Derivational Morphology: authorize, authorise, pass, clear, certify, endorse, indorse, permit, allow, let, countenance, approve, O.K., okay, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, OK, okey, okeh, approbation, approver, blessing, approval, approving, authority, authorization, authorisation

 

Anagrams: canonist, oscitant

 

 
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