(n.) 1. Approval; Support; Permission
2. A penalty for breaking with law or customs
3. To approve; To encourage
Consent, approval, warrant, accredit
Prohibit, disencourage, deny
Our trip received sanction from the local government.
When they were caught speeding they were given a large sanction fee.
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