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English definition of “sanction”


noun     /ˈsæŋkʃən/
PUNISHMENT [C] a punishment for not obeying a rule or a law : economic / trade sanctions against a country Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
APPROVAL [U] official approval or permission Allowing and permitting
(Definition of sanction noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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