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Definition 1: the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where prohibition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter
  • a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
  • he ignored his parents' forbiddance

Synonyms for prohibition in the sense of this definition

(prohibition is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 2: a decree that prohibits something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for prohibition in the sense of this definition

(prohibition is a kind of ...) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

(... is a kind of prohibition ) an order that bans something

(... is a kind of prohibition ) (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity

"injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"

(... is a kind of prohibition ) a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity

Definition 3: refusal to approve or assent to - [noun denoting communication]

(prohibition is a kind of ...) the act of refusing

(... is a kind of prohibition ) authoritative prohibition

(... is a kind of prohibition ) an official prohibition or edict against something

Definition 4: a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where prohibition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US

(prohibition is a kind of ...) legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity

"there is a law against kidnapping"

(prohibition belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for prohibition in the sense of this definition

(prohibition is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

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