What does sanctioned mean?

Definitions for sanctioned

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canonic, canonical, sanctioned(adj)

    conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

    "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

  2. ratified, sanctioned(adj)

    formally approved and invested with legal authority

  3. approved, sanctioned(adj)

    established by authority; given authoritative approval

    "a list of approved candidates"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanctioned

    of Sanction


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctioned in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctioned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Condoleezza Rice:

    It’s already the most sanctioned country in the world. We need to look at further sanctions, by all means.

  2. Digby Warde-Aldam:

    Surely no arbiter in their right mind could have let such hectoring, cultural studies-sanctioned guff slip through the net?

  3. John McCain:

    So we have now two sanctioned cronies of (Russian President) Vladimir Putin who are getting X millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.

  4. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    Some of these incidents have been at least partly investigated, and some states have apparently sanctioned some of the soldiers involved.

  5. Achala Abeysinghe:

    If you go too punitive, there's a risk countries will put forward the lowest common denominator because they don't want to be sanctioned.

Images & Illustrations of sanctioned

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