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sanction

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1sanction/ˈsæŋkʃən/noun
pluralsanctions
1sanction
/ˈsæŋkʃən/
noun
pluralsanctions
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
2sanction/ˈsæŋkʃən/verb
sanctionssanctionedsanctioning
2sanction
/ˈsæŋkʃən/
verb
sanctionssanctionedsanctioning
Learner's definition of SANCTION  
[+ object]formal
: to officially accept or allow (something)
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