[ US /ˈsæŋkʃənd/ ]
[ UK /sˈɑːnkʃənd/ ]
  1. established by authority; given authoritative approval
    a list of approved candidates
  2. conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
    the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing
  3. formally approved and invested with legal authority
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How To Use sanctioned In A Sentence

  • Someone who really wanted to stop unsanctioned immigration would begin here, by busting the small contractors who employ these workers on a contingent basis.
  • To buttress his stance that the Church sanctioned such assassinations, Petit drew on Thomas Aquinas and other theologians, but the defense rested on John of Salisbury's explicit theories about the legitimacy of tyrannicide.
  • Sexual pleasure between Greek male citizens and boys was legitimate and socially sanctioned, however if the boy become a free citizen (an equal) their sexual practice become problematised.
  • Let us adopt then words sanctioned by usage, and give the distinction between intelligence and instinct this more precise formula: _Intelligence, in so far as it is innate, is the knowledge of a_ form; _instinct implies the knowledge of a_ matter. Evolution créatrice. English
  • Monies and permission from all parties involved has been sanctioned.
  • The continent's rich linguistic diversity has been poorly explored, developed, and sanctioned.
  • It has been officially sanctioned as the Beale Street Historic District.
  • However, the ease with which a women can contract sexual liaisons does not directly translate into a socially sanctioned pregnancy and birth.
  • For example, Muslim scholars, or ulama, were hierarchically organized and sanctioned by the state, and Ottoman sultans often issued decrees with the force of law.
  • His death had devastated her, and her grieving was all the greater for its secret, unsanctioned nature. HERE BE DRAGONS
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