Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples


3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sanction \Sanc"tion\, noun [L. sanctio, from sancire, sanctum to render sacred or inviolable, to fix unalterably: cf. F. sanction. See {Saint}.]

1. Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.

The strictest professors of reason have added the sanction of their testimony. --I. Watts.

2. Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.

Syn: Ratification; authorization; authority; countenance; support.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sanction \Sanc"tion\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sanctioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sanctioning}.] To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.

Would have counseled, or even sanctioned, such perilous experiments. --De Quincey.

Syn: To ratify; confirm; authorize; countenance.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement" [syn: {sanction}, {countenance}, {endorsement}, {indorsement}, {warrant}, {imprimatur}]

2: a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

3: official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times" [syn: {authority}, {authorization}, {authorisation}, {sanction}]

4: the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"


1: give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies" [syn: {approve}, {O.K.}, {okay}, {sanction}] [ant: {disapprove}, {reject}]

2: give authority or permission to

3: give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"

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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key Thumbnail

This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.


Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:15:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)