Definitions of sanction:
  • noun:   a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
  • noun:   the act of final authorization
    Example: "It had the sanction of the church"
  • noun:   formal and explicit approval
  • noun:   official permission or approval
  • verb:   give authority or permission to
  • verb:   give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
  • verb:   give sanction to

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