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  Definition of prohibition
  1. 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"
  2. a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
  3. a decree that prohibits something
  4. refusal to approve or assent to
  5. the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
Similar Words: inhibition, forbiddance, ban, proscription, prohibition era

 

Hyponyms: banning-order, injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order, interdict, interdiction, ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding

 

Derivational Morphology: forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, ban, censor

 

 
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