Sanction

noun or transverse verb

Definition

noun:
1. approval; support; permission
2. a penalty for breaking the law or custom (usually plural)
transverse verb:
1. to approve; encourage

Synonyms

approval, go-ahead, ratification, authority

Antonyms

disapproval, veto, rejection, award
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Sentences

The Pope sanctioned a new bill that was trying to be added to the rights of people living in the Vatican City.

The Supreme Court issued that there must be sanctions against John Smith for murdering a hundred people.
Judge Lynn Toler breaks the gavel!