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Meaning of "sanction" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SANCTION

From Latin sanctiō the establishment of an inviolable decree, from sancīre to decree.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SANCTION

sanction  [ˈsæŋkʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SANCTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sanction is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sanction in English.

WHAT DOES SANCTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sanction in the English dictionary

The first definition of sanction in the dictionary is final permission; authorization. Other definition of sanction is aid or encouragement. Sanction is also something, such as an ethical principle, that imparts binding force to a rule, oath, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SANCTION

PRESENT

Present
I sanction
you sanction
he/she/it sanctions
we sanction
you sanction
they sanction
Present continuous
I am sanctioning
you are sanctioning
he/she/it is sanctioning
we are sanctioning
you are sanctioning
they are sanctioning
Present perfect
I have sanctioned
you have sanctioned
he/she/it has sanctioned
we have sanctioned
you have sanctioned
they have sanctioned
Present perfect continuous
I have been sanctioning
you have been sanctioning
he/she/it has been sanctioning
we have been sanctioning
you have been sanctioning
they have been sanctioning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sanctioned
you sanctioned
he/she/it sanctioned
we sanctioned
you sanctioned
they sanctioned
Past continuous
I was sanctioning
you were sanctioning
he/she/it was sanctioning
we were sanctioning
you were sanctioning
they were sanctioning
Past perfect
I had sanctioned
you had sanctioned
he/she/it had sanctioned
we had sanctioned
you had sanctioned
they had sanctioned
Past perfect continuous
I had been sanctioning
you had been sanctioning
he/she/it had been sanctioning
we had been sanctioning
you had been sanctioning
they had been sanctioning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sanction
you will sanction
he/she/it will sanction
we will sanction
you will sanction
they will sanction
Future continuous
I will be sanctioning
you will be sanctioning
he/she/it will be sanctioning
we will be sanctioning
you will be sanctioning
they will be sanctioning
Future perfect
I will have sanctioned
you will have sanctioned
he/she/it will have sanctioned
we will have sanctioned
you will have sanctioned
they will have sanctioned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sanctioning
you will have been sanctioning
he/she/it will have been sanctioning
we will have been sanctioning
you will have been sanctioning
they will have been sanctioning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sanction
you would sanction
he/she/it would sanction
we would sanction
you would sanction
they would sanction
Conditional continuous
I would be sanctioning
you would be sanctioning
he/she/it would be sanctioning
we would be sanctioning
you would be sanctioning
they would be sanctioning
Conditional perfect
I would have sanction
you would have sanction
he/she/it would have sanction
we would have sanction
you would have sanction
they would have sanction
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sanctioning
you would have been sanctioning
he/she/it would have been sanctioning
we would have been sanctioning
you would have been sanctioning
they would have been sanctioning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sanction
we let´s sanction
you sanction
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sanction
Past participle
sanctioned
Present Participle
sanctioning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SANCTION


adjunction
əˈdʒʌŋkʃən
compunction
kəmˈpʌŋkʃən
conjunction
kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən
contradistinction
ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən
disfunction
dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən
disjunction
dɪsˈdʒʌŋkʃən
distinction
dɪˈstɪŋkʃən
dysfunction
dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən
eigenfunction
ˈaɪɡənˌfʌŋkʃən
expunction
ɪkˈspʌŋkʃən
extinction
ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən
function
ˈfʌŋkʃən
hyperfunction
ˌhaɪpəˈfʌŋkʃən
injunction
ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən
intinction
ɪnˈtɪŋkʃən
junction
ˈdʒʌŋkʃən
malfunction
mælˈfʌŋkʃən
multifunction
ˈmʌltɪˌfʌŋkʃən
thermojunction
ˌθɜːməʊˈdʒʌŋkʃən
unction
ˈʌŋkʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SANCTION

sanctification
sanctified
sanctifiedly
sanctifier
sanctifies
sanctify
sanctifyingly
sanctimonious
sanctimoniously
sanctimoniousness
sanctimony
sanction mark
sanctionable
sanctioneer
sanctioner
sanctionless
sanctions-busting
sanctities
sanctitude
sanctity

WORDS THAT END LIKE SANCTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
fiction
introduction
production
protection
reaction
satisfaction
section
selection
transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of sanction in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SANCTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sanction» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sanction

Translation of «sanction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SANCTION

Find out the translation of sanction to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sanction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sanction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

批准
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sancionar
570 millions of speakers

English

sanction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मंजूरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العقوبات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

санкция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sancionar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমোদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cautionner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sanksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sanktionieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

認可する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

승인하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sanksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xử phạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுமதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंजूरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaptırım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sancire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sankcja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

санкція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sancțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κύρωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

straf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

påföljd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sanksjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sanction

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SANCTION»

The term «sanction» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.325 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SANCTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sanction

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10 QUOTES WITH «SANCTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sanction.
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Walter Benjamin
Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
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David Brainerd
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
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Anita Brookner
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
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Steve Coogan
If the person who can effectively sanction ill-conceived wars can play the electric guitar, which is a symbol of rebellion, then that whole worldview becomes confused.
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Bernadine Dohrn
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
6
Andrea Dworkin
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
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Jared Harris
My father was a Catholic, but my mother wasn't. She had to do that weird deal you do as a Catholic - they deign to sanction your marriage and you have to bring your children up as Catholics.
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Paul Harris
How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.
9
Tom Hodgkinson
Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness - or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' - might improve.
10
Bobby Jindal
When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant, it makes no sense to simply release that individual who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SANCTION»

Discover the use of sanction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sanction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Sanction
As he takes on one of the deadliest operations of his life involving a group of Muslim extremists who plan to attack the United States, Jason Bourne must confront a nightmare version of himself--an amoral, heartless killer. Reprint.
Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader, 2009
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The Eiger Sanction: A Novel
The accumulating threads of suspicion, accusation, and evidence gradually knit themselves into a bizarre and death-defying climax in this exciting, entertaining novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the last ...
Trevanian, 2005
3
Black Magic Sanction
In New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's most complex and nuanced adventure yet, bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan fights a deadly battle—mind, body, and soul Black Magic Sanction Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted ...
Kim Harrison, 2010
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The Loo Sanction: A Novel
Also available as an eBook Look for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Main, and The Summer of Katya. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Trevanian, 2005
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Sanction
Jim Magwood paints the scene as the world power struggle comes to an ultimate climax. As the war of good vs. evil rages, Sanction intensely narrates the lives of some of the most powerful men on both sides of the battle.
Jim Magwood, 2008
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Boot Camps: An Intermediate Sanction
This book also reveals the effect that boot camps have on the crime rate, criminal offenders, public outcry, and strained correctional budgets.
James F. Anderson, Laronistine Dyson, Jerald C. Burns, 1999
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Correctional Boot Camps: A Tough Intermediate Sanction
Includes: historical perspective; an overview of boot camp goals, components, and results; state correctional programs in N.Y. State, Illinois, and Georgia; the Federal system; boot camps in county jails (Santa Clara County, CA); juvenile ...
Doris L. MacKenzie, Eugene E. Hebert, 1996
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Scorpion Sanction
Little does he know the danger he is walking into in the high stakes worlds of oil and terrorism. About the Author: Author John Opie is a heart surgeon and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
John Opie, 2011
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Secret Sanction
Maybe Tretorne told General Murphyto “sanction” him. Asbizarreas that sounded, everything goingonhere struck measbizarre. So why not? Tretorneseemed to metobe exactlythe kindofguy who wouldorder someone killedincold blood.
Brian Haig, 2001
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Does the Bible Sanction American Slavery?
Each of these communities confidently appeals to the Bible as its sanction ; and each of them, in virtue of that warrant, declares its peculiar institution to be universal and divine. The plea of the slave-owner is accepted. Perhaps if the Mormonite ...
Goldwin Smith, 1863

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SANCTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sanction is used in the context of the following news items.
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Court asks Maharashtra chief secretary to present sanction records
The court earlier directed the CBI to place records of the case before the competent authority so that they could grant sanction to prosecute former coal ministry's ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
2
Colorado missed key welfare target, faces $4.8 million sanction
The potential sanction against the state's Department of Human Services — the second discovered in recent months for failing to meet federal standards — only ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
3
Coal scam: Court says sanction to prosecute deemed to be granted
NEW DELHI: The failure of competent authority to take a decision on CBI's request for according sanction to prosecute two senior public servants in coal scam ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Accrediting agency lifts sanction against University of Phoenix
An accrediting agency has lifted an academic sanction against the University of Phoenix, the company announced Thursday. Loading… Post to Facebook. «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
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No sanction yet to try govt servants in coal scam:CBI to court
CBI today told a special court that there has been "no progress" on the issue relating to grant of sanction by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Coal scam: CBI files probe report, says sanction issue pending
The agency told the court that they had sought information from the Coal Ministry regarding the status of request sent for accord of sanction to prosecute L S ... «Business Standard, Jun 15»
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Ishrat encounter: MHA denies sanction to prosecute ex-IB official, 3 …
Bringing down curtains to 11-year long probe, the Government has turned down request of CBI for granting prosecution sanction to four Intelligence Bureau (IB) ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Coal scam: Have approached Ministry of Coal on sanction issue …
New Delhi: CBI on Thursday told a special court that it has approached Ministry of Coal (MoC) to ascertain status of its request for sanction to prosecute a public ... «IBNLive, Jun 15»
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Apply mind while deciding sanction for corruption cases: CVC
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked government departments to "apply mind" while deciding on cases of sanction for prosecution against ... «Business Standard, May 15»
10
Inter given Curva Nord sanction following Pogba abuse
Inter now face a closure of the second level of the Curva Nord, with the sanction suspended for 12 months. "If a similar violation is committed during this period, ... «Goal.com, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sanction [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sanction>. Aug 2019 ».
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