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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interdict  \In"ter*dict`\,  n.  [OE.  entredit  enterdit  OF 
  entredit  F.  interdit,  fr  L.  interdictum  fr  interdicere  to 
  interpose,  prohibit;  inter  between  +  dicere  to  say  See 
  {Diction}.] 
  1.  A  prohibitory  order  or  decree;  a  prohibition. 
 
  These  are  not  fruits  forbidden;  no  interdict  Defends 
  the  touching  of  these  viands  pure.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  prohibition  of  the  pope,  by  which  the  clergy 
  or  laymen  are  restrained  from  performing,  or  from 
  attending,  divine  service,  or  from  administering  the 
  offices  or  enjoying  the  privileges  of  the  church. 
 
  3.  (Scots  Law)  An  order  of  the  court  of  session,  having  the 
  like  purpose  and  effect  with  a  writ  of  injunction  out  of 
  chancery  in  England  and  America. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interdict  \In`ter*dict"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interdicted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interdicting}.]  [OE.  entrediten  to  forbid 
  communion,  L.  interdicere  interdictum  See  {Interdict},  n.] 
  1.  To  forbid;  to  prohibit  or  debar;  as  to  interdict 
  intercourse  with  foreign  nations. 
 
  Charged  not  to  touch  the  interdicted  tree.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  To  lay  under  an  interdict;  to  cut  off  from  the 
  enjoyment  of  religious  privileges,  as  a  city,  a  church,  an 
  individual. 
 
  An  archbishop  may  not  only  excommunicate  and 
  interdict  his  suffragans,  but  his  vicar  general  may 
  do  the  same  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interdict 
  n  :  an  ecclesiastical  censure  by  the  Roman  Catholic  Church 
  withdrawing  certain  sacraments  and  Christian  burial  from 
  a  person  or  all  persons  in  a  particular  district 
  v  1:  destroy  by  firepower,  such  as  an  enemy's  line  of 
  communication 
  2:  command  against;  "I  forbid  you  to  call  me  late  at  night" 
  [syn:  {forbid},  {prohibit},  {proscribe},  {veto},  {disallow}] 
  [ant:  {permit},  {permit}] 




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