HyperDic: prohibition

English > 5 senses of the word prohibition:
NOUNcommunicationprohibitiona law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
communicationprohibition, ban, proscriptiona decree that prohibits something
timeprohibition, prohibition erathe period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
communicationprohibitionrefusal to approve / approve or assent to
actprohibition, inhibition, forbiddancethe action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
prohibition > pronunciation
Soundsprow.ahbih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > prohibition: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Example"in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlawlegal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
Nounsprohibitionista reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
English > prohibition: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA decree that prohibits something.
Synonymsban, proscription
Narrowerbanning-orderAn order that bans something
injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order(law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
interdict, interdictionA court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
Broaderdecree, edict, fiat, order, rescriptA legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
Spanishentredicho, interdicción, interdicto, prohibición, proscripción
Catalaninterdicció, interdicte, prohibició, proscripció
English > prohibition: 5 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment.
Synonymprohibition era
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Spanishprohibición
Catalanèpoca de la prohibició, prohibició
Nounsprohibitionista reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
English > prohibition: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningrefusal to approve / approve or assent to.
Narrowerban, banning, forbiddance, forbiddingAn official prohibition or edict against something
interdictionauthoritative prohibition
BroaderrefusalThe act of refusing / refusing / refusing
Spanishprohibición
English > prohibition: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof).
Example"they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"
Synonymsinhibition, forbiddance
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsprohibitcommand against

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