Definition of Informal Sanction
Example of Informal Sanction
Informal Sanction Pronunciation
Syllabification: in·for·mal sanc·tion
- American English – /in-fOR-muhl sAngkshUHn/
- British English – /in-fAWm-uhl sAngkshUHn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɪnˈfɔrməl ˈsæŋkʃən/
- British English – /ɪnˈfɔːml ˈsæŋkʃən/
- Plural: informal sanctions
- The terms “informal sanction” and “informal social sanction” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Sociologists study four primary types of sanctions:
- “Informal sanctions are not clearly defined and can be applied by any member of a group (such as frowning at someone or making a negative comment or gesture” (Kendall 2006:56).
- Word origin of “informal” and “sanction” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “informal sanction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
informal sanction. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “informal sanction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“informal sanction.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/>.