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Noun: prohibition  ,prow-i'bi-shun
  1. (law) 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
    - ban, proscription
     
  3. The period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
    - prohibition era
     
  4. Refusal to approve or assent to
     
  5. The action of prohibiting, inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
    "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter";
    - inhibition, forbiddance

Derived forms: prohibitions

Type of: action, decree, edict, fiat, law, order, period, period of time, refusal, rescript, time period

Encyclopedia: Prohibition