sanction

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1 sanction /ˈsæŋkʃən/ noun
plural sanctions
1 sanction
/ˈsæŋkʃən/
noun
plural sanctions
Learner's definition of SANCTION
formal
[count] : an action that is taken or an order that is given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc. usually plural
often + against
[noncount] : official permission or approval
2 sanction /ˈsæŋkʃən/ verb
sanctions; sanctioned; sanctioning
2 sanction
/ˈsæŋkʃən/
verb
sanctions; sanctioned; sanctioning
Learner's definition of SANCTION
[+ object] formal
: to officially accept or allow (something)
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