penalty or other mean of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law
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- Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions.
- Bernard Baruch, Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (14 June 1946)
- No degree of antiquity can give sanction to a usage bad in itself.
- Lord Mansfield, Case of John Money and others (1765), 19 How. St. Tr. 1027.