Synonyms for sanction

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sangk-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsæŋk ʃən

Top 10 synonyms for sanction Other synonyms for the word sanction

Définition of sanction

Origin :
  • early 15c., "confirmation or enactment of a law," from Latin sanctionem (nominative sanctio) "act of decreeing or ordaining," also "decree, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of sancire "to decree, confirm, ratify, make sacred" (see saint (n.)). Originally especially of ecclesiastical decrees.
  • noun authorization
  • noun embargo, punishment
  • verb authorize, confirm
Example sentences :
  • But your father has given his sanction to your brother's dislikes, your uncles', and every body's!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I am sure they will, if you please to give them your sanction.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But how does this fact prove that the Bible does not sanction slavery?
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • My daughter must be consulted—have you received her sanction?
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • The consolidation still required the sanction of the legislature.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • Marriage is the union of one man and one woman under the sanction of the law.
  • Extract from : « Almost A Man » by Mary Wood-Allen
  • This is the sort of medicine, and this is the sort of law, which you will sanction in your state.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • They are to have the sanction of laws and the effect of sermons.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • You have my sanction to send the Comte de Chatellerault a challenge.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Until she is of full age her brother will refuse his sanction.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini

Antonyms for sanction

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