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A sanction may be either a permission or a restriction, depending upon context, as the word is an auto-antonym.
Examples of sanctions include:
Government and law
- Sanctions (law), penalties imposed by courts
- Economic sanctions, typically a ban on trade, possibly limited to certain sectors (such as armaments), or with certain exceptions (such as food and medicine), e.g.,
- International sanctions, coercive measures adopted by a country or a group of countries against another state or individual(s) in order to elicit a change in their behavior
- Pragmatic sanction, historically, a sovereign's solemn decree which addresses a matter of primary importance and which has the force of fundamental law
Arts, entertainment, and media
- The Eiger Sanction, a 1972 thriller novel by Trevanian, the pen name of Rodney William Whitaker
- Sanctions, a mechanism of social control
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