Sanction

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Permission ContextPlay
Used when an authority formally allows an action. It's often seen in professional or academic settings. SlideThe scientist needed a sanction from the ethics board for the study.
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Governmental ApprovalPlay
Common in bureaucratic processes where an action needs official government consent. SlideBefore drilling, the company requires a sanction from the government.