sanction - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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present tense
present participlesanctioning
past tensesanctioned
past participlesanctioned
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    if a person is sanctioned, they have their benefits cut or removed for a certain period as a punishment for not complying with the rules

    If you fail to meet one of these requirements, you can be sanctioned.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/01/2015