corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.06.04
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Sanction

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

The system of rewards and punishments attached by the legislator to the observance or violation of a law. A moral sanction has a two-fold purpose, one deterrent, influencing through the hope of reward and the fear of punishment, the other retributive, rewarding the observance and through proper punishments procuring the restoration of violated moral order. Sanctions constitute the necessary guarantee of the obligating character of the moral law. Experience proves their necessity and that the sanctions of this life such as remorse of conscience, sufferings, social and legal penalties, etc., are altogether inadequate to prevent violation of the moral code. Divine Wisdom and Justice demand a truly adequate sanction. Such complete and final sanction is not to be found in this world of struggle between good and evil, where the forces of evil at times seem victorious, but in the future life with its eternal rewards or happiness and the eternal punishments or misery through which goodness and virtue as well as Divine Justice are finally triumphant.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Sanction'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/s/sanction.html. 1910.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology