SANCTION

  • action by one state against another to force compliance with an obligation
  • means both to give effective or authoritative approval or consent to and to impose a penalty or economically or militarily coercive measures.
  • permission or approval
  • to authorize (to give permission for) [v SANCTIONED, SANCTIONING, SANCTIONS]
  • to authorize [v -ED, -ING, -S]
  • to authorize; approve