sanction

  • 1 sanction — [ sɑ̃ksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIIIe; « précepte » XIVe; lat. sanctio, de sancire « prescrire » I ♦ 1 ♦ Hist., dr. Acte par lequel le souverain, le chef du pouvoir exécutif revêt une mesure législative de l approbation qui la rend exécutoire. Pragmatique… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 sanction — sanc·tion 1 / saŋk shən/ n 1: a punitive or coercive measure or action that results from failure to comply with a law, rule, or order a sanction for contempt 2: explicit or official approval 3: an economic or military coercive measure adopted usu …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 sanction — sanc‧tion [ˈsæŋkʆn] noun 1. sanctions [plural] ECONOMICS official orders or laws stopping trade, communication etc with another country as a way of forcing political changes: sanctions against • The US imposed tough trade sanctions against Cuba …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Sanction — • Sanction signifies the authoritative act whereby the legislator gives a law value and binding force for its subjects Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sanction     Sanction      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 Sanction — Sanc tion, n. [L. sanctio, from sancire, sanctum to render sacred or inviolable, to fix unalterably: cf. F. sanction. See {Saint}.] 1. Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 sanction — [n1] authorization acquiescence, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, authority, backing, confirmation, consent, countenance, encouragement, endorsement, fiat, go ahead*, green light*, leave, nod, okay*, permission, permit, ratification,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Sanction — Sanc tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sanctioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sanctioning}.] To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve. [1913 Webster] Would have counseled, or even sanctioned, such perilous experiments. De Quincey. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 sanction — sanction, social sanction Any means by which conformity to socially approved standards is enforced. Sanctions can be positive (rewarding behaviour that conforms to wider expectations) or negative (punishing the various forms of deviance); and… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 9 sanction — ► NOUN 1) a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. 2) (sanctions) measures taken by a state to coerce another to conform to an international agreement or norms of conduct. 3) official permission or approval. ► VERB 1) give official… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 sanction — [saŋk′shən] n. [< Fr or L: Fr < L sanctio < sanctus: see SAINT] 1. the act of a recognized authority confirming or ratifying an action; authorized approval or permission 2. support; encouragement; approval 3. something that gives binding …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Sanction — (v. lat.), die feierliche Bestätigung eines Beschlusses, Gesetzes, Vertrags, wodurch dieselben für heilig u. unverletzlich erklärt werden. Oft heißt ein solcher Vertrag selbst S., wie z.B. die Pragmatische S. (s.d.). Daher Sanctioniren, ein… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 sanction — (n.) 1560s, confirmation or enactment of a law, from L. sanctionem (nom. sanctio) act of decreeing or ordaining, also decree, ordinance, from sanctus, pp. of sancire to decree, confirm, ratify, make sacred (see SAINT (Cf. saint)). Originally… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 sanction — vb *approve, endorse, accredit, certify Analogous words: *authorize, license, commission: confirm, *ratify: *enforce, implement Antonyms: interdict …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 sanction — 1. The dominant current meaning of the noun is ‘a penalty for disobeying a law or rule’ and is usually found in the plural, as in the phrase economic sanctions. This older meaning goes back to legal terminology of the 16c and 17c. A second, more… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 sanction — Sanction. Constitution, reglements sur les matieres Ecclesiastiques. Il ne se dit guere qu avec le mot de pragmatique …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 16 Sanction — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Sanction », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le mot sanction est employé originellement en …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 SANCTION — s. f. Acte par lequel le roi, exerçant une partie de l autorité législative, donne à une loi l approbation, la confirmation sans laquelle elle ne serait point exécutoire. Cette loi n a pas encore reçu la sanction, attend encore la sanction. La… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 sanction — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 (usually sanctions) punishment ADJECTIVE ▪ economic, financial, military, trade ▪ civil, criminal, disciplinary …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 sanction — I UK [ˈsæŋkʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms sanction : singular sanction plural sanctions ** 1) [countable, usually plural] an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 sanction — [[t]sæ̱ŋkʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ sanctions, sanctioning, sanctioned 1) VERB If someone in authority sanctions an action or practice, they officially approve of it and allow it to be done. [V n] He may now be ready to sanction the use of force... [V n] He… …

    English dictionary


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