Definition of Sanction


  • the act of final authorization
    "it had the sanction of the church"
  • official permission or approval
    "authority for the program was renewed several times"
  • a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
  • formal and explicit approval
    "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"


  • give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
    "sanctify the marriage"
  • give authority or permission to
  • give sanction to
    "I approve of his educational policies"
    - o.k.
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble sanction

255 unscramble word found using the letters sanction.

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