prohibition Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
- in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US
noun a decree that prohibits something
noun the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
noun refusal to approve or assent to
noun the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
- they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter
- a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
- he ignored his parents' forbiddance
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.
Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.Blackstone. ✍ By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself.
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