Definitions for Interdictionˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Interdiction
a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
the act of interdicting or something interdicted
the destruction of an enemy's military potential before it can be used
the act of interdicting; prohibition; prohibiting decree; curse; interdict
Origin: [L. interdictio: cf. F. interdiction.]
Interdiction is a military term for the act of delaying, disrupting, or destroying enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area. A distinction is often made between strategic and tactical interdiction. The former refers to operations whose effects are broad and long-term; tactical operations are designed to affect events rapidly and in a localized area. The term, interdiction, is also used in criminology and law enforcement, such as in the U.S. War on Drugs and in immigration.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An action to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy the enemy
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