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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prohibit  \Pro*hib"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prohibited};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Prohibiting}.]  [L.  prohibitus  p.  p.  of  prohibere 
  to  prohibit;  pro  before  forth  +  habere  to  have  hold  See 
  1.  To  forbid  by  authority;  to  interdict;  as  God  prohibited 
  Adam  from  eating  of  the  fruit  of  a  certain  tree;  we 
  prohibit  a  person  from  doing  a  thing  and  also  the  doing 
  of  the  thing  as  the  law  prohibits  men  from  stealing,  or 
  it  prohibits  stealing. 
  Note:  Prohibit  was  formerly  followed  by  to  with  the 
  infinitive,  but  is  now  commonly  followed  by  from  with 
  the  verbal  noun  in  -ing. 
  2.  To  hinder;  to  debar;  to  prevent;  to  preclude. 
  Gates  of  burning  adamant,  Barred  over  us  prohibit 
  all  egress.  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  forbid;  interdict;  debar;  prevent;  hinder. 
  Usage:  {Prohibit},  {Forbid}.  To  forbid  is  Anglo-Saxon,  and  is 
  more  familiar;  to  prohibit  is  Latin,  and  is  more 
  formal  or  official.  A  parent  forbids  his  child  to  be 
  out  late  at  night;  he  prohibits  his  intercourse  with 
  the  profane  and  vicious. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  command  against;  "I  forbid  you  to  call  me  late  at  night" 
  [syn:  {forbid},  {interdict},  {proscribe},  {veto},  {disallow}] 
  [ant:  {permit},  {permit}] 

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