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  Words related to sanction

Related / Similar Words: authority, authorization, authorisation, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, approve, O.K., okay

 

Definition:
  • a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society''s standards;
  • the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church";
  • official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times";
  • formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union''s endorsement";
  • give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies";
  • give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage";
  • give authority or permission to;

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    Hyponyms: benefit of clergy, name, nihil obstat, O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh, visa, back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support, confirm

     

    Derivational Morphology: authorize, authorise, pass, clear, certify, endorse, indorse, permit, allow, let, countenance, approve, O.K., okay, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur, OK, okey, okeh, approbation, approver, blessing, approval, approving, authority, authorization, authorisation

     

    Anagrams: canonist, oscitant

     

     
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