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Synonyms for sanction

Synonyms for sanction

the approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority

an act of confirming officially

a coercive measure intended to ensure compliance or conformity

to accept officially

Synonyms for sanction

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

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official permission or approval

give authority or permission to

give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

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So long as her son received no intimation to the contrary, it was a sign that Lord Rotherfield permitted his wife to sanction the marriage by her presence.
They had a sanction, in their own class-ethic, for every act they performed.
The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to -- for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well -- is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed.
But would he sanction anything to which she thought proper to object?
You are right, of course, in saying that it's not new, that it's like what we've read and heard a thousand times already; but what is really original in all this, and is exclusively your own, to my horror, is that you sanction bloodshed /in the name of conscience/, and, excuse my saying so, with such fanaticism.
He said just now (he nodded at Razumihin) that I sanction bloodshed.
Dow Jones today announced that SWIFT's Sanctions Screening service will now include Dow Jones's Sanctions Ownership Research data.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- If a global referendum were to be held, Turkey would be among the countries voting in favor of United Nations (UN) sanctions along with the majority of the world's countries, according to a survey from WIN/Gallup International.
With the agreed deadline for reaching a "political framework" for a final comprehensive nuclear agreement only a few days away, the fate of the negotiations now hang on closing the gap between the P5+1 and Iran on removing sanctions.
Philip Lynch is one of an increasing number of Teessiders to have been hit by benet sanctions in recent years.
But earlier this month, the Nobel laureate supported the decision by the Obama Administration to push for closer engagement with the junta, while maintaining sanctions.
In turn, the possibility of receiving such sanctions or rewards may affect contributions.
As a means for responding to a wide array of national security concerns and violations of international norms, economic sanctions have occupied an increasingly prominent place in the tool kit of US policymakers.
If not, should sanctions be authorized, especially since the 1983 version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 upon which Rule 137 was based, was replaced in 1993 by a rule expressly authorizing sanctions against law firms--an approach some states have also followed?