without legal sanction

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But Andhra Pradesh contended that Karnataka has been raising the height of the dam without legal sanction, and in violation of a 1974 tribunal award, accepted by both states.
Little recourse is possible where property is forcibly taken over or individuals thrown out of the region without legal sanction.
Spielberg's heroes--though deeply disturbed by this fact--are assassins and bomb throwers, instructed not only to execute suspected terrorists without legal sanction but to wage a war of terror against their enemies.