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sanction US English

A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule

sanction US Thesaurus

trade sanctions

smart sanction US English

A sanction against a nation or state that targets specific persons (especially members of the ruling elite) or particular imported (especially military) goods, in order to minimize the adverse effects on the general civilian population; frequently in plural.

pragmatic sanction US English

An imperial or royal ordinance or decree that has the force of law