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

Translation of sanction in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (authorization) the article was copied without the author's sanction
    copiaron el artículo sin la autorización del autor
    Example sentences
    • 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
    also: sanctions plural
    2.1 (coercive measures)
    sanciones (feminine plural)
    to impose sanctions against somebody
    imponer sanciones contra alguien
    economic/military sanctions
    sanciones económicas/militares
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2 (penalty)
    Example sentences
    • 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)

transitive verb

  • (act/initiative)
    sancionar [formal]
    dar su ( or mi etc. ) sanción a [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Under his draft guidelines, schemes would be officially sanctioned.
    • Training will commence just as soon as the GAA Club has sanctioned permission, as the Ladies Club will need to use this pitch.
    • It must be noted that these drugs have been sanctioned and approved by the Food and Drugs Administration of the US.
    Example sentences
    • As a result, more and more medical societies have begun to sanction members with penalties like suspension or revocation of their society membership.
    • And right now that means confronting and sanctioning an out of control Israel.
    • Moreover, the actions of individuals who repeat rather than question, watch out for, punish, and sanction transgressions, lend these norms their strength.
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