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noun 
  1. the approval, by some authority, that makes something valid
  2. a penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body
  3. a law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above
verb 
  1. (transitive) To give authorization or approval to something; to ratify.
  2. (transitive) To penalize a state, especially for violating international law.

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