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informal sanction (informal social sanction)

Definition of Informal Sanction

(noun) A sanction that is not enforced or punished by an authority but that occurs in everyday interactions with other people.

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Informal Sanction Pronunciation

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  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ᵻnˈfɔrm(ə)l ˈsaŋkʃən/
    • British English
      • /ɪnˈfɔːml ˈsaŋkʃən/
  • Syllabification: (in·for·mal sanc·tion)

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  • 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).

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Reference

Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Informal Sanction

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “informal sanction.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (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 August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“informal sanction.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-sanction/>.