SANCTION

Any penalty, specified or in the form of moral pressure, that acts to ensure compliance or conformity. See also: social sanction.

SANCTION: "The U.S. Has imposed sanctions on North Korea."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SANCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sanction/ (accessed May 24, 2018).
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