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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sanctioned
      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: ratified]
      3: established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a
         list of approved candidates" [syn: approved]