"sanctioned" in the verb sense
1. approve, O.K., okay, sanction
give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
give authority or permission to
give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
"sanctify the marriage"
"sanctioned" in the adjective sense
1. canonic, canonical, sanctioned
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
"the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
2. ratified, sanctioned
formally approved and invested with legal authority
3. approved, sanctioned
established by authority given authoritative approval
"a list of approved candidates"
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