Meaning of sanction

Definition of sanction

(noun) formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"
the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"
(verb) give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"

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