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British English: /ˈsaŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈsæŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/

Translation of sanction in French:


  • 2 (Law) (deterrent) legal sanction, criminal sanction the ultimate sanction
    l'ultime sanction
  • 3 (Politics, Economy) (punishment, embargo etc) powers of sanction
    pouvoirs (mpl) de sanction

also: sanctions plural noun

  • (Politics, Economy)
    sanctions fpl (against contre)
    economic/trade sanctions
    sanctions économiques/commerciales
    to impose sanctions
    prendre des sanctions (on contre)
    to break sanctions against a country
    violer l'embargo contre un pays

transitive verb

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