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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embargo  \Em*bar"go\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embargoed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Embargoing}.] 
  To  lay  an  embargo  on  and  thus  detain;  to  prohibit  from 
  leaving  port;  --  said  of  ships,  also  of  commerce  and  goods. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embargo 
  n  :  a  government  order  imposing  a  trade  barrier  [syn:  {trade 
  embargo},  {trade  stoppage}] 
  v  :  prevent  commerce:  "The  U.S.  embargoes  Lybia" 




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