In the nine other cases, the sanctioned regimes usually became more repressive, more undemocratic, and more destabilizing.
Secondly, the alleged plan was not sanctioned by legitimate Muslim scholars.
Cook complained about the harassment and Commissioner John Stevens sanctioned a meeting between Cook and Wade.
This leaves child brides, already vulnerable, open to sanctioned marital rape.
By embracing celibacy, Hales is embarking upon one of the only sanctioned paths for LGBT students at BYU.
They could not be enforced, but were sanctioned by Parliament in 1621.
They were sanctioned by the authority of heaven, and it was deemed impiety to alter them.
The excuse might be perfectly valid in some cases, but it often sanctioned a serious error.
Its publication we may be sure would never have been sanctioned by Johnson.
In hill parlance a woodscolt signifies one whose birth has been sanctioned by no prior rites of matrimony.
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.