What is sanction?

Some articles on sanction, sanctions:

Ball Tampering - Sanction
... Following the conclusion of play, additional sanctions are usually brought against a ball-tamperer, as it is considered a serious offence ...
Trevanian - Literary Works
... novel, published at the age of forty when he was teaching at the University of Texas, was The Eiger Sanction, an intelligent, gritty and thrilling spy spoof ... did not "get" the spoof, Trevanian followed it with an even more intense spoof, The Loo Sanction (1973), which depicted an ingenious art theft ... a trade paperback set of five of Trevanian's earlier books The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Main, The Summer of Katya and Shibumi ...

More definitions of "sanction":

  • (verb): Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.
    Example: "Sanctify the marriage"
  • (noun): A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.
  • (noun): The act of final authorization.
    Example: "It had the sanction of the church"
  • (verb): Give authority or permission to.

Famous quotes containing the word sanction:

    Where the great force lies, there must be the sanction of peace.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    Every man finds a sanction for his simplest claims and deeds, in decisions of his own mind, which he calls Truth and Holiness.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)