well-sanctioned

sanction

[sangk-shuhn]
noun
1.
authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
2.
something that serves to support an action, condition, etc.
3.
something that gives binding force, as to an oath, rule of conduct, etc.
4.
Law.
a.
a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience or a reward for obedience.
b.
the penalty or reward.
5.
International Law. action by one or more states toward another state calculated to force it to comply with legal obligations.
verb (used with object)
6.
to authorize, approve, or allow: an expression now sanctioned by educated usage.
7.
to ratify or confirm: to sanction a law.
8.
to impose a sanction on; penalize, especially by way of discipline.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin sānctiōn- (stem of sānctiō), equivalent to sānct(us) (past participle of sancīre to prescribe by law) + -iōn- -ion

sanctionable, adjective
sanctionative, adjective
sanctioner, noun
sanctionless, adjective
nonsanction, noun
nonsanctioned, adjective
quasi-sanctioned, adjective
resanction, verb (used with object)
supersanction, verb (used with object), noun
unsanctionable, adjective
unsanctioned, adjective
unsanctioning, adjective
well-sanctioned, adjective


6. permit.


1. disapproval. 6. disapprove.
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sanction (ˈsæŋkʃən)
 
n
1.  final permission; authorization
2.  aid or encouragement
3.  something, such as an ethical principle, that imparts binding force to a rule, oath, etc
4.  the penalty laid down in a law for contravention of its provisions
5.  (often plural) a coercive measure, esp one taken by one or more states against another guilty of violating international law
 
vb
6.  to give authority to; permit
7.  to make authorized; confirm
 
[C16: from Latin sanctiō the establishment of an inviolable decree, from sancīre to decree]
 
'sanctionable
 
adj
 
'sanctioner
 
n
 
'sanctionless
 
adj

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sanction
1563, "confirmation or enactment of a law," from L. sanctionem (nom. sanctio) "act of decreeing or ordaining," also "decree, ordinance," from sanctus, pp. of sancire "to decree, confirm, ratify, make sacred" (see saint). Originally especially of ecclesiastical decrees. The
verb sense of "to permit authoritatively" is from 1797. Sanctions, in international diplomacy, first recorded 1919, from sanction (n.) in the sense of "part or clause of a law which spells out the penalty for breaking it" (1651).
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