n. 1. Approval; support; permission.
2. (usually plural) A penalty for breaking with law or custom.
tr. v. To approve; to encourage.
n. 1. consent
tr. v. allow
n. 1. prohibition
tr. v. forbid
Used in Context:
1. To ride the bus home with a friend, you must have sanction from a parent or guardian.
2. Sanctions are necessary for anybody who drinks an alcoholic beverage under the age of twenty-one.
3. The President has the power to veto and sanction laws that are created by legislature.