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sanction

1. noun permission, approval2. noun LAW penalty3. verb authorise4. verb condone5. verb LAW 1 noun permission, approvalcead masc3  c m uceadú masc  c m uaontú masc  c m uthey must obtain the sanction of the court ní mór dóibh ceadú na cúirte a fháil to give sanction to sth rud a cheadú with the sanction of the government le cead an rialtais 2 noun LAW penaltysmachtbhanna masc4pionós familiar masc1  c m uhe escaped sanction for his comments níor gearradh aon phionós air as a ndúirt sépenal sanction smachtbhanna coiriúil, pionós coiriúil
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3 verb authorise TRANSITIVEceadaigh verb  c m uúdaraigh verb  c m uto sanction a loan iasacht a cheadúthey sanctioned the use of the drug cheadaigh siad an druga a úsáid 4 verb condone TRANSITIVEaontaigh le PhrV  c m ubheith i bhfách lebheith ar sonthey sanction the use of violence tá siad i bhfách le foréigean a úsáid 5 verb LAW TRANSITIVEpionós a ghearradh arboth teams were heavily sanctioned gearradh pionós trom ar an dá fhoireann