Sanctions


Sanctions

Sanctions, plural of sanction, punishment or permission depending on context; contronym; may also refer to:

Involving countries:
* Economic sanctions, typically a ban on trade, possibly limited to certain sectors such as armaments, or with certain exceptions (such as food and medicine)
* International sanctions, punitive measures adopted by a country or group of countries against another nation for political reasons
* Pragmatic sanction, historically, a sovereign's solemn decree on a matter of primary importance and has the force of fundamental law
* Trade sanctions, economic sanctions applied for non-political reasons, typically as part of a trade dispute, or for purely economic reasons, and typically involving tariffs or similar measures, rather than bans

In other uses:
* Sanctions (law), penalties imposed by courts
* Sanctions, mechanisms of social control


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