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English Dictionary: embargoes by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Embargo \Em*bar"go\, n.; pl. {Embargoes}. [Sp., fr. embargar to
      arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to
      F. barre bar. See {Bar}.]
      An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure
      of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its
      dominions; a prohibition to sail.
  
      Note: If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is
               called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to
               citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil
               embargo.
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