One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1usually sanctions‘codes of practice should be accompanied by sanctions for offenders’
penalty, punishment, deterrent
punitive action, discipline, penalization, correction, retribution
embargo, ban, prohibition, boycott, barrier, restriction, tariff
2‘the scheme is to receive the sanction of the court’
authorization, consent, leave, permission, authority, warrant, licence, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, stamp of approval, approbation, recognition, endorsement, accreditation, confirmation, ratification, validation, blessing, imprimatur, clearance, acceptance, allowance
informal the go-ahead, the thumbs up, the OK, the green light, say-so
1‘the rally was sanctioned by the government’
authorize, consent to, permit, allow, give leave for, give permission for, warrant, accredit, license, give assent to, endorse, agree to, approve, accept, give one's blessing to, back, support
informal give the thumbs up to, give the green light to, OK
North American rare approbate
2‘the penalties for water pollution are frail in comparison with those available to sanction traditional crime’
punish, discipline someone for
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