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Adjective: sanctioned  sangk-shund
  1. Conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
    "the drinking of cocktails was as sanctioned a rite as the mixing";
    - canonic, canonical
  2. Formally approved and invested with legal authority
    - ratified
  3. Established by authority; given authoritative approval
    "a list of sanctioned candidates";
    - approved
Verb: sanction  sangk-shun
  1. Give permission or approval for something
    "I will sanction his educational policies";
    - approve, O.K., okay, greenlight, OK, green-light
  2. Give authority or permission to
  3. Give religious sanction to, such as through an oath
    - sanctify
  4. Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    - punish, penalize, penalise [Brit]

See also: authorised [Brit], authorized, legal, orthodox

Type of: authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, empower, pass

Encyclopedia: Sanctioned

Sanction, Pragmatic