Sanctions, plural of sanction, permission depending on context; contronym; may also refer to:

Involving countries:

  • Economic sanctions, typically a ban on trade, possibly limited to certain sectors such as armaments, or with certain exceptions (such as food and medicine).
  • Trade sanctions, a type of economic sanction applied for non-political reasons, typically as part of a trade dispute, or for purely economic reasons, and typically involving tariffs or similar measures, rather than bans
  • International sanctions, coercive measures adopted by a country or group of countries against another state or individual(s) in order to elicit a change in their behavior.
  • Pragmatic sanction, historically, a sovereign's solemn decree on a matter of primary importance and has the force of fundamental law.

In other uses:

  • Sanctions (law), penalties imposed by courts
  • Sanctions, mechanisms of social control
  • A sanctioned name is a special name in mycology

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Myanma - Economy - Economic Sanctions
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... government has imposed a series of economic sanctions on Syria ... These include legislatively mandated penalties, including export sanctions and ineligibility to receive most forms of U.S ...