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prohibition


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prohibition  \Pro`hi*bi"tion\,  n.  [L.  prohibitio:  cf  F. 
  prohibition.] 
  1.  The  act  of  prohibiting;  a  declaration  or  injunction 
  forbidding  some  action  interdict. 
 
  The  law  of  God,  in  the  ten  commandments,  consists 
  mostly  of  prohibitions.  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  the  forbidding  by  law  of  the  sale  of 
  alcoholic  liquors  as  beverages. 
 
  {Writ  of  prohibition}  (Law),  a  writ  issued  by  a  superior 
  tribunal,  directed  to  an  inferior  court,  commanding  the 
  latter  to  cease  from  the  prosecution  of  a  suit  depending 
  before  it  --Blackstone. 
 
  Note:  By  ellipsis,  prohibition  is  used  for  the  writ  itself 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prohibition 
  n  1:  a  law  forbidding  the  sale  of  alcoholic  beverages;  "in  1920 
  the  18th  amendment  to  the  Constitution  established 
  prohibition  in  the  US" 
  2:  a  decree  that  prohibits  something  [syn:  {ban},  {interdiction}, 
  {proscription}] 
  3:  the  period  from  1920  to  1933  when  the  sale  of  alcoholic 
  beverages  was  prohibited  in  the  United  States  by  a 
  constitutional  amendment  [syn:  {prohibition  era}] 
  4:  refusal  to  approve  or  assent  to 




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