- 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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The JPMorgan penalty far exceeds previous spoofing-related fines levied against banks, and is the toughest sanction imposed in the Justice Department’s years-long crackdown on spoofing.JP Morgan will pay record settlement to resolve ‘spoofing’ case against 15 traders|kdunn6|September 30, 2020|Fortune
Leaders of the democratic alliance could then decide, on the basis of the tribunal’s rulings, whether economic and political sanctions should follow.How democracies can claim back power in the digital world|Amy Nordrum|September 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
These are sanctions — in addition to American economic strictures against Iran — that were in place before the nuclear deal with Tehran, at which point they were lifted.
In 2018, telecom giant ZTE faced US policy restrictions for violating sanctions, amid fears that the company’s telecommunications infrastructure might pose security risks.It’s getting harder for tech companies to bridge the US-China divide|Amy Nordrum|September 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
So what you see is that when you apply economic sanctions on a target, especially for a tough goal, a lot of times what’s happening is they fail and then you end up using military force.
German firms do a great deal of business in Russia and have been strong voices against sanctioning Moscow.
While these entities may find common cause in the act of sanctioning, they often espouse different goals.
“This is the first time a pope has talked about sanctioning bishops,” he said.Why Pope Francis’s Apology Isn’t Good Enough for Sex Abuse Victims|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both countries have cooperated, at times, on sanctioning Iran for its nuclear program.
The Supreme Court rulings sanctioning same-sex marriage only put the icing on that cake.The Gay-Rights Playbook: How to Fight Climate Change Now|Lisa Bennett|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In recent years we see the Central Authority willingly sanctioning special provision for individual cases.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
Jefferson signed this act in 1807, thus sanctioning the compelling of the obedience of a State to the General Government.
This may be done without making men superficial—without sanctioning the dissipation of mere desultory reading.
Turnpike acts, sanctioning the construction of new roads, became numerous.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
Secondly, the Jesuits had all they could do to defend themselves from the charge of idolatry for sanctioning the Chinese Rites.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell