What is sanction?

  • (verb): Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.
    Example: "Sanctify the marriage"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sanction, sanctions:

Trevanian - Literary Works
... of forty when he was teaching at the University of Texas, was The Eiger Sanction, an intelligent, gritty and thrilling spy spoof ... it with an even more intense spoof, The Loo Sanction (1973), which depicted an ingenious art theft ... relaunched a trade paperback set of five of Trevanian's earlier books The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Main, The Summer of Katya and Shibumi ...
Ball Tampering - Sanction
... Following the conclusion of play, additional sanctions are usually brought against a ball-tamperer, as it is considered a serious offence ...

More definitions of "sanction":

  • (verb): Give authority or permission to.
  • (noun): The act of final authorization.
    Example: "It had the sanction of the church"
  • (noun): A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.

Famous quotes containing the word sanction:

    Where the great force lies, there must be the sanction of peace.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
    John Milton Hay (1838–1905)

    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)