Translation of sanction in Spanish:

sanction

Pronunciation: /ˈsæŋkʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (authorization) autorización (feminine), sanción (feminine) the article was copied without the author's sanction copiaron el artículo sin la autorización del autor
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    • It should be noted that neither Students for Life nor Muslim Students for Universal Justice, have, to my knowledge, demanded approval or official sanction for their principles.
    • Her mother had sought court sanction for the operation to stop her daughter's periods and prevent her from getting pregnant.
    • They have urged Laois County Council to seek the immediate sanction of the National Roads Authority for the re-commencement of road words at Park, Stradbally.
  • 2 countable/numerable
    (sanctions plural)
    2.1 (coercive measures) sanciones (feminine plural) to impose sanctions against sb imponer* sanciones contra algn economic/military sanctions sanciones económicas/militares 2.2 (penalty) sanción (feminine)
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    • It is a way of recovering penalties by a sanction which is the most serious one known to our law.
    • A further argument is that if he renounces before the harm is caused, this may show that the threat of the criminal sanction has had a deterrent effect.
    • Both bars have also developed a set of sanctions for patrons who disobey the rules.
    2.3 (restraint) freno (masculine)
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    • The question arises whether the problem can be addressed indirectly through trade sanctions or restrictions to punish countries that refuse to improve environmental standards.
    • Legislation permitted magistrates to enforce employment agreements with penal sanctions in the form of imprisonment, fines, and physical punishment.
    • Imposing trade sanctions, although officials admit that Iran-Canada trade may not be extensive enough to serve as much of a lever.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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