formal or official permission; approval; acceptance
a formal action or punishment (to be) ordered when a law or rule is broken
sth that forces the keeping of a rule or standard
accept, approve or permit
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
"authority for the program was renewed several times"
"it had the sanction of the church"
"I approve of his educational policies"
"sanctify the marriage"
The British Government should stop the international oil companies brazenly flouting sanctions.
出自： D. Caute
It is difficult..to imagine how sanctions against inchastity could be reimposed.
出自：Times Literary Supplement
Countries whose laissez-faire attitudes had encouraged sanctions-breaking.
Plays which the censor would not sanction for the London stage.
出自： E. F. Benson
A weary world, pleading..for peace, has often found the church morally sanctioning war.
出自： M. L. King