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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SANCTIONING

Are there any Canons of these churches, sanctioning the practice?

Great beings, not in receipt of sacrifice, sanctioning morality.

The result was that our native church was saved from sanctioning polygamy.

He has the power of sanctioning the appointment of their patriarch, after he has been selected by their bishops.

From His Holiness himself have I letters, sanctioning the matter.

Brief, the, sanctioning the observances of St. Joseph's, xxxiv.

Sir Patrick amazed Mr. Moy by sanctioning this irregularity also.

Was it out of the bonus of a hundred thousand ducats, which he received for chartering or sanctioning the college?

Our government blundered in sanctioning the schedule of prices fixed by the commissioners on impressments for the next two months.

Turnpike acts, sanctioning the construction of new roads, became numerous.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "confirmation or enactment of a law," from Latin sanctionem (nominative sanctio) "act of decreeing or ordaining," also "decree, ordinance," noun of action from past participle stem of sancire "to decree, confirm, ratify, make sacred" (see saint (n.)). Originally especially of ecclesiastical decrees.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SANCTIONING

enabling

adjectiveallowing to happen
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