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 for Sanctioning
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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: implying sanction or serving to sanction; "the guardian's
             duties were primarily sanctionative rather than
             administrative" [syn: sanctionative, sanctioning]

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