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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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