1. [syn: sanctionative, sanctioning]
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: implying sanction or serving to sanction; "the guardian's
duties were primarily sanctionative rather than
administrative" [syn: sanctionative, sanctioning]