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The common law should sanction injustice no longer. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Failure to invoke sanctions may lead to a loss of management control and unproductive employee behavior. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsWe make the minimum sanction four years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sticks include sanctioning unemployed people who do not look for work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Points sanctions are one of the options. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Three agents have also been sanctioned for their roles in the case. The Sun (2015)Iranians stock up on goods that economic sanctions mean they cannot buy at home. Times, Sunday Times (2014)S&P warned that further sanctions could provoke another downgrade. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will now decide what sanctions she should face. The Sun (2011)Peers would then vote on whether to approve this sanction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This lack of final sanction was very unsettling for us. Broken Lives (1993)This would not have happened without official sanction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He saw people sitting in chairs that the law did not sanction. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)High oil prices have disguised this in the past but with international sanctions beginning to hit new rifts have been exposed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rhetoric is getting stronger, the sanctions tougher and military planning more detailed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only country able to impose tough sanctions quickly is America. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Following the outcome, personnel can request a review of the action and the sanction awarded against them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Indeed, it is the only country to sanction surrogacy as a solution to infertility and make it affordable to the middle class. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
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British English: sanction VERB
If someone in authority sanctions an action or practice, they officially approve of it and allow it to be done.
He may now be ready to sanction the use of force.
Definition of sanction from the Collins English Dictionary
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