The Mystery of Sanction

I find it peculiar that the word sanction means restriction and deterrent, while also meaning assent and approval. Go figure. No wonder English is considered one of the hardest languages to learn. Do you know other words of this caliber?

sanction
noun
1 trade sanctions penalty, punishment, deterrent; punitive action, discipline, restriction; embargo, ban, prohibition, boycott. antonym reward.
2 the scheme has the sanction of the court authorization, consent, leave, permission, authority, warrant, license, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, approbation, endorsement, accreditation, ratification, validation, blessing, imprimatur; informal go-ahead, OK, green light. antonym prohibition.

From MacBook online thesaurus

6 thoughts on “The Mystery of Sanction

  1. Greg the explorer

    thanks Jerry – it is an old old Greek Orthodox hymn which is chanted at Easter – Christos Anesti – Christ is Risen – it is a truth that once realised changes the world forever.

    Peace

    Greg

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  2. Greg the explorer

    Nothing to do with the post – but Happy Easter Shirley

    Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος!

    Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs Bestowing life!

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  3. “The scheme has the sanction of the court authorization,” Sis Buxton right there is your answer. Have you ever seen much done in the judicial system that many any or much sense?

    Our prayer is that the power of HIS Resurrection will touch your services Sunday.

    Mervi

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