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sanctionize

derivation; verb
To give either praise or punishment for an action
 
Used in an academic context. Word likely coined by suffixing without realizing a novel word was being created. Coined from knowledge of the word "sanction" (a praise or punishment), typically used to refer to government actions.
Etymology : Latin element "sanctio" (to decree) plus noun suffix "tion" plus verb suffix "ize" (to make)
Source : "The government can't sanctionize for breaking the law" Discussion in philosophy class 10/14/10
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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