penalty or other mean of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law
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A sanction may be either a permission or a restriction, depending on context, as the word is an auto-antonym.


  • 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)
  • If we're leaving our fate to sociopathic buffoons, we're finished... you don't see that when the U.S. imposes sanctions, murderous, devastating sanctions, that's the only country that can do that, but everyone has to follow. Europe may not like, in fact hate actions on Iran, but they have to follow, they have to follow the master, or else they get kicked out of the international financial system. That's not a law of nature, it's a decision in Europe to be subordinate to the master in Washington. Other countries don't even have a choice.... And back to the coronavirus, one of the most shocking harsh aspects of it, is the use of sanctions, to maximize the pain, perfectly consciously, Iran is in a zone, enormous internal problems by the stranglehold of tightening sanctions, which are consciously designed to make them suffer and suffer bitterly.
  • 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.
  • I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

See alsoEdit

Economic sanctions

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