English version

be sanctioned by something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe sanctioned by somethingbe sanctioned by something formalACCEPTto be made acceptable by something a barbaric custom, but one sanctioned by long usage sanction
Examples from the Corpus
be sanctioned by somethingThe social hierarchy was determined by birth and sanctioned by religion.The right of some one to exercise power is sanctioned by the organisation's rules.
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