Sanction Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Sanction, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Sanction?

(n) Sanction is the fine or penalty imposed by a judge on a party or on his attorney for violating the orders issued by the court or for violating the rules prevalent there. For example a sanction can be imposed for frequent disturbance of courts functioning.