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noun as in embargo, punishment

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At a time the EU wants to impose sanctions on Belarus over the crackdown on peaceful protesters there, Greece and Cyprus are quietly holding that plan to ransom — insisting they’ll only sign on if Turkey too is placed under sanctions.

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China telecom manufacturer Huawei Technologies is facing new sanctions in the United States.

From Fortune

This could stimulate a movement for deeper sanctions against Putin.

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The EU imposed sanctions after similar repressive actions following the 2010 election, and some member states are already raising the possibility of applying them again.

Disciplinary sanctions are few and reserved for the most egregious cases.

Cameron has already begun securing support in Parliament for a vote that would sanction attacks in the coming days.

“Russia is bigger than all of our previous sanction targets put together,” he said.

As a result of these findings, Brown University is imposing the following sanction: Suspension until Fall 2014.

If the U.S. moves to sanction Putin and his pals next week, Moscow will definitely strike back.

Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up legislation to give aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia.

Indeed, this symbol is no less appropriate than the one just considered, and has equally the sanction of Scripture.

He was desired by the speaker to withdraw, as no affirmation could be made without the sanction of the house.

They became engaged, and Gibbon implored her to marry him without waiting for the sanction of his father.

Play-writers heralded it on the stage, bestowing upon it the passport of literary sanction.

In the following year it gave its sanction to a similar proposal by the Bradford Board of Guardians.


On this page you'll find 213 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sanction, such as: approval, acquiescence, allowance, approbation, assent, and authority.

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