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sanctioned

[ sangk-shuhnd ]
/ ˈsæŋk ʃənd /
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adjective
authorized, approved, or allowed: Locke's main argument was that unlimited accumulation of wealth was moral, religiously sanctioned, and logical.
officially or formally ratified or confirmed: The event is run exclusively in association with the National Franchise Association, so participating franchisees have all met the NFA-sanctioned code of ethics.
penalized, especially by way of discipline or to force compliance with legal obligations: The embargo had no real impact—but how often have we ever seen a sanctioned political leader say, “OK, I guess I’ll give in now”?
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OTHER WORDS FROM sanctioned

non·sanc·tioned, adjectivequa·si-sanc·tioned, adjectiveun·sanc·tioned, adjectivewell-sanc·tioned, adjective
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