- a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience or a reward for obedience.
- the penalty or reward.
verb (used with object)
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In August, the Tech Transparency Project uncovered shipping records showing Apple was importing cotton T-shirts from a company in Xinjiang that Congress imposed sanctions on for its alleged use of forced labor.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Federal records show child labor sanctions against just one Illinois factory over the past five years, and none involving temp agencies.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
When health care workers in Nevada and Vermont reported false positives, HHS defended the tests and threatened Nevada with unspecified sanctions until state officials agreed to continue using them in nursing homes.Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit|by Lisa Song|November 16, 2020|ProPublica
In terms of sanctions for noncompliance, the bill would allow fines of up to 5% of global revenues and jail terms of up to five years.The U.K. will follow the U.S. and Europe in getting tougher on ‘hostile’ foreign investment|David Meyer|November 11, 2020|Fortune
Jenkins now finds himself in the position of trying to enforce “zero tolerance” and “severe sanctions” for similar superspreader events amid an undefeated football season.Notre Dame’s president lacked self-control. Its student body is merely following his example.|Sally Jenkins|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The Moscow protest was not sanctioned, which meant every participant risked arrest.
Before Cuba was shunned and sanctioned, it was a handy place for the randy.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In FDA sanctioned studies using MDMA-assisted therapy to treat veterans with PTSD, the success rate has been astounding.
But in federal court, if you pursue an “objectively baseless” claim, you can be sanctioned by the court (PDF) under Rule 11.Obama Should Counter John Boehner’s Lawsuit—and Here’s How He Can Do It|Dean Obeidallah|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cardin said Tuesday he was not sure yet if Bastrykin was sanctioned secretly by the administration.
Cromwell must have sanctioned this, if he did not encourage it.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
Judge for yourselves whether he sanctioned such a system of oppression and crime.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
The engagement had been sanctioned officially by Mrs Bathurst.The Pagan's Cup|Fergus Hume
Let these bachelor customs of yours be sanctioned as entirely suitable—then we should be able to join issue with you.Three Comedies|Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
This rule, then, is founded in the nature of things, and sanctioned by good usage.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham