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Adjective: sanctioning  sangk-shu-ning
  1. Implying sanction or serving to sanction
    "the guardian's duties were primarily sanctioning rather than administrative";
    - sanctionative
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
  4. Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    - punish, penalize, penalise [Brit]

See also: enabling

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

Encyclopedia: Sanctioning

Sanction, Pragmatic