[syn: approved, sanctioned]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sanction \Sanc"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sanctioned; p. pr. &
vb. n. Sanctioning.]
To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
Would have counseled, or even sanctioned, such perilous
experiments. --De Quincey.
Syn: To ratify; confirm; authorize; countenance.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking
of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"-
Sinclair Lewis [syn: canonic, canonical,
2: formally approved and invested with legal authority [syn:
3: established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a
list of approved candidates" [syn: approved, sanctioned]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "sanctioned":
accepted, actionable, applicable, authoritative, authorized,
canonical, cathedral, chartered, competent, constitutional,
empowered, enfranchised, entitled, franchised, judicial, juridical,
just, justiciable, kosher, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative,
legit, legitimate, licensed, licit, patented, privileged, received,
rightful, sound, statutory, valid, warranted, within the law