refuse to sanction

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We refuse to sanction these indentures,' said the old gentleman:
The SFA could, of course, refuse to sanction future involvement from Ashley but they would then run the risk of, effectively, killing off the club.
The transfer comes a year after the Uruguay striker tried to force through a move to Arsenal, only for Liverpool to stand firm and refuse to sanction a deal and the forward later signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract at Anfield.
First the WRU issued a hard-line statement where they declared they would refuse to sanction any involvement in the new Rugby Champions Cup for the Ospreys, Blues, Scarlets and Dragons.
A spokesman said the party would refuse to sanction cuts at the next review expected in 2014, unless the wealth tax was adopted.
They also refuse to sanction any other conditional bids, including a guarantee of Super League rugby next season.
If the FA dig their heels in and refuse to sanction Chester's membership, the home friendly match against a Liverpool XI on Tuesday at the Deva Stadium and the money-spinning home game against Premier League newcomers Burnley next week, will have to be cancelled.
Fortunately, countries like China refuse to sanction us, otherwise we would have been finished.
I was horrified to read recently that David Cameron, if he became Prime Minister, would refuse to sanction new grammar schools.
They must step up and refuse to sanction and show the most offending elements.
In what Robertson portrayed as a direct quote, God reportedly said, "I will remove judges from the Supreme Court quickly and their successors will refuse to sanction the attacks on religious faith.
Meanwhile, the Conference have announced that they will defy the FA's move to block their play-off scheme - and that a challenge will be mounted should the FA refuse to sanction to move to decide the championship this way.