sanction


sanction
sanc·tion 1 /'saŋk-shən/ n
1: a punitive or coercive measure or action that results from failure to comply with a law, rule, or order
a sanction for contempt
2: explicit or official approval
3: an economic or military coercive measure adopted usu. by several nations in concert for forcing a nation violating international law to desist or yield to adjudication
sanction 2 vt
1: to give official approval or consent to: ratify
2: to impose a sanction on
sanction ed the lawyer for professional misconduct

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sanction
I (permission) noun acceptance, acquiescence, affirmance, affirmation, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, auctoritas, authorization, charter, confirmatio, consent, cooperation, countenance, empowerment, encouragement, endorsement, favor, grant, homologation, immunity, indulgence, legality, license, permission, permit, ratification, seal, stamp of approval, subscription, sufferance, support, tolerance, toleration, validation, vouchsafement, willingness foreign phrases:
- Multa conceduntur per obllquum quae non conceduntur de dlrecto. — Many things are allowed indirectly which are not allowed directly
II (punishment) noun condemnation, denunciation, deprivation, disciplinary action, discipline, imposition, infliction, penal retribution, penalty, retributive action, suffering III verb accede, accept, acquiesce, agree to, allow, approbate, approve, assent to, authenticate, authorize, charter, confer a privilege, confer a right, confirmare, consent to, countenance, empower, enable, endorse, entitle, foster, give approval, give permission, go along with, grant, gratify, homologate, indulge, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, permit, privilege, promote, ratify, ratum facere, sancire, stand behind, subscribe to, suffer, support, tolerate, uphold, validate, vouchsafe associated concepts: civil sanctions, criminal sanctions, penal sanctions IV index abide, accept (assent), acceptance, accredit, acquiescence, adoption (acceptance), advantage, advocacy, advocate, allow (authorize), appoint, approval, approve, assent (noun), assent (verb), authority (documentation), authorize, bear (support), bear (tolerate), bestow, bind (obligate), brevet, capacity (authority), certify (approve), concede, concession (authorization), concur (agree), confirm, confirmation, consent (noun), consent (verb), constitute (establish), copyright, corroborate, countenance, countersign, decree, delegate, discretion (power of choice), dispensation (exception), droit, embrace (accept), empower, enable, endorse, enfranchise, favor, fiat, force (compulsion), franchise (license), grant (concede), indorse, indorsement, indulgence, invest (vest), leave (permission), legality, legalization, legalize, legislate, legitimate, let (permit), liberty, license, option (contractual provision), pass (approve), permission, permit (noun), permit (verb), prefer, prerogative, privilege, promote (organize), qualify (meet standards), ratification, reassure, recommend, recommendation, right (entitlement), seal (solemnize), sign, subscription, sufferance, sustain (confirm), title (right), tolerate, uphold, validate, vest, warrant (authorization)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


sanction
n.
(1) Official approval of some action.
(2) A penalty or threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule; penalties taken by one nation against another, such as trade restrictions, intended to force it to comply with some standard.
v.
sanction

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sanction
1) A financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or attorney — or the act of imposing such a penalty.
2) In international law, to impose economic constraints on trade against a country that violates international law or commits human rights violations.
3) To allow or approve.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sanction
1 n. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both.
2 n. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example,
3 v. the act of imposing a penalty.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


sanction
To assent, concur, confirm, approve, or ratify. The part of a law that is designed to secure enforcement by imposing a penalty for violation of the law or offering a reward for its observance.
A punitive act taken by one nation against another nation that has violated a treaty or international law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sanction
To assent, concur, confirm, approve, or ratify. The part of a law that is designed to secure enforcement by imposing a penalty for violation of the law or offering a reward for its observance.
 
A punitive act taken by one nation against another nation that has violated a treaty or international law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

sanction
n.
   1) a financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or attorney for violation of a court rule, for receiving a special waiver of a rule, or as a fine for contempt of court. If a fine, the sanction may be paid to the court or to the opposing party to compensate the other side for inconvenience or added legal work due to the rule violation. Examples: a) under local rules Bagatelle's attorney is required to file a brief in response to the opposition's motion five days before the hearing, but is two days late. The judge accepts the documents, but imposes a $200 sanction on Bagatelle's attorney for the failure to file them on time. b) Campbell's lawyer wants to include a newly found expert in his list of witnesses, but the date for adding to the list has passed. The judge permits the added witness, but allows the opposition to take the expert's deposition, and imposes a sanction (fine) on Campbell to pay both sides' costs of the deposition and $500 attorney's fees to the opposing counsel. c) Defendant Danny Dipper says "you son-of-a-bitch" in court when the judge fines him $100 for jay-walking. The judge imposes a sanction of $200 and a day in jail for Danny's contempt of court.
   2) v. to impose a fine or penalty as part of a judge's duty to maintain both order and fairness in court.
   3) v. in international law, to impose economic constraints on trade against a country that violates international law or is guilty of human rights violations.
   4) v. to allow or approve. This meaning is ironically in contrast to the other definitions of "sanction."
   See also: contempt of court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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