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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)

Sense 1sanctioned [BACK TO TOP]


Conforming to orthodox or recognized rules


sanctioned; canonic; canonical

Context example:

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


orthodox (adhering to what is commonly accepted)

Sense 2sanctioned [BACK TO TOP]


Formally approved and invested with legal authority


ratified; sanctioned


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

Sense 3sanctioned [BACK TO TOP]


Established by authority; given authoritative approval


approved; sanctioned

Context example:

a list of approved candidates


authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)

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