prohibition
pro·hi·bi·tion /ˌprō-ə-'bi-shən/ n
1 a: an extraordinary writ issued by a higher court commanding an inferior court to keep within its proper jurisdiction (as by ceasing a prosecution)
b: an order to refrain or stop
2 a: something (as a law) that prohibits a certain act or procedure
b cap: the period from 1920 to 1933 in the U.S. when the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic liquors was prohibited by the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
pro·hib·i·tive /prō-'hi-bə-tiv/ adj
pro·hib·i·tive·ly adv
pro·hib·i·to·ry /-'hi-bə-ˌtōr-ē/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prohibition
I noun ban, banishment, bar, barrier, block, check, circumscription, constraint, counterorder, curb, debarment, denial, determent, deterrence, deterrent, disallowance, discouragement, disqualification, elimination, embargo, enforced abstention, enjoining, eradication, estoppel, exclusion, forbiddance, hindrance, illegality, illegitimacy, impediment, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, interference, limit, limitation, negation, nonadmission, noninclusion, obstacle, obstruction, ostracism, outlawry, preclusion, prevention, proscription, refusal, rejection, repression, repudiation, restraint, restriction, stay, stop, stoppage, suppression, taboo, traversal, unconstitutionality, unlawfulness, veto associated concepts: injunctions, restraining orders, statutory prohibition, writ of prohibition foreign phrases:
- Semper qui non prohlbet pro se intervenire, mandare creditur. — He who does not prohibit the intervention of another in his behalf is deemed to have authorized it
- Quando allquid prohibetur ex dlrecto, prohlbet ur et per obliquum. — When anything is prohibited directly, it is also prohibited indirectly
II index bar (obstruction), barrier, censorship, check (bar), coercion, constraint (imprisonment), constraint (restriction), control (restriction), countermand, denial, deterrence, embargo, estoppel, exclusion, fetter, halt, injunction, limitation, obstacle, obstruction, ostracism, proscription, refusal, rejection, restraint, restriction, temperance, veto

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


prohibition
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


prohibition
n.
1 A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
2 The time from 1920 to 1933 when alcoholic beverages were banned by the Eighteenth Amendment (which was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment) to the United States Constitution.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


prohibition
The popular name for the period in U.S. history from 1920 to 1933 when the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages were illegal.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


prohibition
The popular name for the period in U.S. history from 1920 to 1933 when the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages were illegal.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

prohibition
n.
   forbidding an act or activity. A court order forbidding an act is a writ of prohibition, an injunction or a writ of mandate (mandamus) if against a public official.
   See also: injunction, mandate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Prohibition — (lateinisch prohibere ‚verhindern‘) bezeichnet das Verbot bestimmter Drogen. In zahlreichen Staaten mit mehrheitlich muslimischer Bevölkerung ist der Handel oder Konsum von Alkohol verboten. Als Alkoholprohibition wird auch die Zeit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prohibition — Pro hi*bi tion, n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict. [1913 Webster] The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prohibition — Sf Verbot per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. prohibitio, Abstraktum zu l. prohibēre verbieten, fernhalten, abhalten , zu l. habēre haben, halten, handhaben und l. pro . Adjektiv: prohibitiv.    Ebenso nndl. prohibitie, ne …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • prohibition — [prō΄ə bish′ən, prō΄hibish′ən] n. [ME prohibicion < MFr prohibition < L prohibitio] 1. a prohibiting or being prohibited 2. an order or law that forbids ☆ 3. the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic… …   English World dictionary

  • prohibition — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. prohibition (early 13c.), from L. prohibitionem (nom. prohibitio) a hindering, forbidding, from prohibitus, pp. of prohibere hold back, from pro away, forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + habere to hold (see HABIT …   Etymology dictionary

  • prohibition — Prohibition. s. f. Terme des anciennes Ordonnances. Inhibition, deffense, &c. Nous faisons tres expresse prohibition …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • prohibition — ► NOUN 1) the action of prohibiting. 2) an order that forbids. 3) (Prohibition) the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the US from 1920 to 1933. DERIVATIVES Prohibitionist noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • Prohibition — n the period from 1919 to 1933 in the US when the production and sale of alcoholic drinks was illegal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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