A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
implies official approval of that which has been done by one's representative to ratify a peace treaty
implies official approval because of compliance with the requirements or standards a certified public accountant
implies authoritative approval a practice sanctioned by the charter
adds the further implication of active support or advocacy to endorse a candidate for office
, the most general of the following terms, means simply to regard as good or satisfactory
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