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SANCTIONED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sanctioned mean? 

SANCTIONED (adjective)
  The adjective SANCTIONED has 3 senses:

1. conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
2. formally approved and invested with legal authority
3. established by authority; given authoritative approval

  Familiarity information: SANCTIONED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SANCTIONED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

Synonyms:

sanctioned; canonic; canonical

Context example:

the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing

Similar:

orthodox (adhering to what is commonly accepted)


Sense 2sanctioned [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formally approved and invested with legal authority

Synonyms:

ratified; sanctioned

Similar:

legal (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)


Sense 3sanctioned [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Established by authority; given authoritative approval

Synonyms:

approved; sanctioned

Context example:

a list of approved candidates

Similar:

authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)


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