What does sanction mean?

Definitions for sanction
ˈsæŋk ʃənsanc·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sanction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)

    formal and explicit approval

    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

  2. sanction(noun)

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

  3. authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)

    official permission or approval

    "authority for the program was renewed several times"

  4. sanction(verb)

    the act of final authorization

    "it had the sanction of the church"

  5. approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

  6. sanction(verb)

    give authority or permission to

  7. sanction(verb)

    give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

    "sanctify the marriage"

Wiktionary

  1. sanction(Noun)

    An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.

    Etymology: From sanction.

  2. sanction(Noun)

    A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.

    Etymology: From sanction.

  3. sanction(Noun)

    A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.

    Etymology: From sanction.

  4. sanction(Verb)

    To ratify; to make valid.

    Etymology: From sanction.

  5. sanction(Verb)

    To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.

    Etymology: From sanction.

  6. sanction(Verb)

    To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.

    Etymology: From sanction.

Wikipedia

  1. Sanction

    A sanction may be either a permission or a restriction, depending upon context, as the word is an auto-antonym. Examples of sanctions include:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanction(noun)

    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

  2. Sanction(noun)

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

  3. Sanction(verb)

    to give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sanction

    sangk′shun, n. act of ratifying, or giving authority to: confirmation: support: a decree, a law.—v.t. to give validity to: to authorise: to countenance.—adjs. Sanc′tionable; Sanc′tionary. [Fr.,—L. sanctīre.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sanction' in Nouns Frequency: #2176

Anagrams for sanction »

  1. actinons, canonist, contains

How to pronounce sanction?

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How to say sanction in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sanction in a Sentence

  1. Dave Lochbaum:

    Instead of giving nuclear some reward … it would be more appropriate to sanction those acting badly.

  2. George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, ch. 10:

    Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

  3. George Santayana:

    Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

  4. Patrick Pouyanne:

    The best way to be sanction bullet proof is to have no sanction.

  5. Carlos Miranda:

    It's a brutal sanction.

Images & Illustrations of sanction

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Translations for sanction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جزاءArabic
  • Billigung, Sanktionierung, SanktionGerman
  • decreto, ratificar, aprobación, sancionar, autorización, aprobar, sanción, autorizarSpanish
  • تحریمPersian
  • seuraamus, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyä, sanktioFinnish
  • sanction, sanctionnerFrench
  • मंजूरीHindi
  • պատժամիջոցArmenian
  • sanksiIndonesian
  • 承認, 許可, 認可, 制裁, 拘束Japanese
  • სანქციაGeorgian
  • ಅನುಮೋದನೆKannada
  • 제재Korean
  • sanctieDutch
  • godkjennelse, straffe, sanksjon, godkjenne, sanksjonere, tillatelse, tillateNorwegian
  • применять санкции, санкционировать, са́нкцияRussian
  • sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
  • kwazoSwahili
  • yaptırımTurkish
  • са́нкціяUkrainian
  • منظوریUrdu

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