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as in:  sanctions against them

When they withdraw their troops from the country, international sanctions should be lifted.
  formal penalty
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sanctions sanctioned sanction sanctioning sanctionable
Ironically, this word has contradictory meanings that are frequently used. When selecting words, consider substituting words like penalize for this sense of sanction.
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  • When they withdraw their troops from the country, international sanctions should be lifted.
  • Every American who is a taxpayer, property owner, or employee of an institution of any size is now in continuous contact with one or more agencies of government whose rules must be obeyed under sanction of the police power.
    Christopher DeMuth  --  After the Ascent  --,filter.all/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)
  • ...calling for a global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel to "pressure [it] to end the occupation."
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  -- 06/29/06)
  • Whatever one may think of the concept of managerial liability as a basis for criminal sanction, none should dispute that there are fundamental differences in criminal culpability between corporate managers who are active participants in criminal activity and those who stand convicted because of their role as officers or managers within a company and whose liability is based solely on their authority to act and their alleged failure to exercise that authority.
    Paul Rosenzweig  --  Sentencing of Corporate Fraud and White Collar Crimes  -- 06/29/06)
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sanction [3]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Public Policy & Politics, Law, Sports
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