sanctionnounuk /ˈsæŋk.ʃən/ us /ˈsæŋk.ʃən/
sanction noun (ORDER)
- A package of economic sanctions is to be enacted against the country.
- The UN has imposed punitive sanctions on the invading country.
- The UN announced its intentions to toughen sanctions still further.
- She is in favour of a relaxation of the sanctions.
- People were surprised at the time by the severity of the sanctions.
sanction noun (APPROVAL)