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Overview of noun sanction

The noun sanction has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur

(formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement")

2. (1) sanction

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

3. authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction

(official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times")

4. sanction

(the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church")

Overview of verb sanction

The verb sanction has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) approve, O.K., okay, sanction

(give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")

2. (1) sanction

(give authority or permission to)

3. sanction

(give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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