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English Dictionary: Prohibition by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Prohibition
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
  2. a decree that prohibits something
    Synonym(s): prohibition, ban, proscription
  3. the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
    Synonym(s): prohibition, prohibition era
  4. refusal to approve or assent to
  5. the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    Synonym(s): prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prohibition \Pro`hi*bi"tion\, n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F.
      1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction
            forbidding some action; interdict.
                     The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists
                     mostly of prohibitions.                     --Tillotson.
      2. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of
            alcoholic liquors as beverages.
      {Writ of prohibition} (Law), a writ issued by a superior
            tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the
            latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending
            before it. --Blackstone.
      Note: By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself.
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