Hayward openly threatened Fridman and the Kremlin with sanctions.
The Obama administration pulled out many stops at the time to dissuade Menendez from introducing his sanctions legislation.
This is why the sanctions don't even come close to undoing the damage that's been done to Sandusky's victims.
Many senior advisers have agreed that a new round of sanctions will be necessary, according to one official.
Yesterday, the House passed yet another round of sanctions against Iran.
We are not accustomed to use the word "intention," when speaking of the other grants and sanctions of the constitution.
When true hearts meet, there is that within which sanctions their love, and says it is good.
While maintaining at their full value the sanctions for the social life, it must add thereto the sanctions for the individual.
To the workers themselves, on the other hand, such actions have all the sanctions of conscience.
The existence of laws implies authority that sanctions or enacts, which, in the present case, is the Commonwealth of Nations.
in international diplomacy, 1919, plural of sanction (n.) in the sense of "part or clause of a law which spells out the penalty for breaking it" (1650s).
early 15c., "confirmation or enactment of a law," from Latin sanctionem (nominative sanctio) "act of decreeing or ordaining," also "decree, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of sancire "to decree, confirm, ratify, make sacred" (see saint (n.)). Originally especially of ecclesiastical decrees.
1778, "confirm by sanction, make valid or binding;" 1797 as "to permit authoritatively;" from sanction (n.). Seemingly contradictory meaning "impose a penalty on" is from 1956 but is rooted in an old legalistic sense of the noun. Related: Sanctioned; sanctioning.