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 for Sanctioned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sanction \Sanc"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sanctioned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Sanctioning.]
     To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Would have counseled, or even sanctioned, such perilous
           experiments.                             --De Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To ratify; confirm; authorize; countenance.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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,
             sanctioned]
      2: formally approved and invested with legal authority [syn:
         ratified, sanctioned]
      3: established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a
         list of approved candidates" [syn: approved, sanctioned]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "sanctioned":
     accepted, actionable, applicable, authoritative, authorized,
     canonical, cathedral, chartered, competent, constitutional,
     empowered, enfranchised, entitled, franchised, judicial, juridical,
     just, justiciable, kosher, lawful, lawmaking, legal, legislative,
     legit, legitimate, licensed, licit, patented, privileged, received,
     rightful, sound, statutory, valid, warranted, within the law
  
  

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