Actions taken by the federal government for failure to provide or implement a State Implementation Plan (SIP). Such action may include withholding of highway funds and a ban on construction of new sources of potential pollution. Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/
Measures taken to punish a country that other countries think has done wrong, perhaps by restricting trade.
Example: For many years there were international sanctions against South Africa.
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Sanctions, in law and legal definition, are penalties or other means of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law, or with rules and regulations. Criminal sanctions can take the form of serious punishment, such as corporal or capital punishment, incarceration, or severe fines. Within the civil law context, sanc...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_(law)
Sanctions, plural of Sanction, plus is permission depending on context; contronym; may also refer to: Involving countries: In other uses: ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions
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