|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To approval; to ratify; to confirm.
2. (n.) Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.
3. (n.) Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.
Sanction (2 Occurrences)
Acts 14:5 And when a hostile movement was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with the sanction of their magistrates, to maltreat and stone them, (WEY)
Romans 14:22 As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction. (WEY)