Definitions For Sanction


  • A mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
  • The act of final authorization
  • Official permission or approval
  • Formal and explicit approval
  • An action that is taken or an order that is given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc.
  • Official permission or approval


  • Give sanction to
  • Give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
  • Give authority or permission to
  • To officially accept or allow (something)

Is Sanction a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Sanction is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Sanction in a Sentence

  • The country acted without the sanction of the other nations.
  • Their policy has legal sanction.
  • The government has sanctioned the use of force.
  • His actions were not sanctioned by his superiors.

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