What is sanction?

  • (verb): Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath.
    Example: "Sanctify the marriage"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sanction, sanctions:

Trevanian - Literary Works
... forty when he was teaching at the University of Texas, was The Eiger Sanction, an intelligent, gritty and thrilling spy spoof ... 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 ...
Ball Tampering - Sanction
... Following the conclusion of play, additional sanctions are usually brought against a ball-tamperer, as it is considered a serious offence ...

More definitions of "sanction":

  • (noun): The act of final authorization.
    Example: "It had the sanction of the church"
  • (verb): Give authority or permission to.
  • (noun): A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards.

Famous quotes containing the word sanction:

    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)

    The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to,—for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well,—is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed. It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
    John Milton Hay (1838–1905)