Definitions for Prohibitionˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•hi•bi•tionˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən(n.)
the act of prohibiting.
the legal prohibiting of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. (usu. cap.) the period (1920–33) during which such prohibition was in effect in the U.S.
a law or decree that forbids.
a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
"in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
prohibition, ban, proscription(noun)
a decree that prohibits something
prohibition, prohibition era(noun)
the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
refusal to approve or assent to
prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance(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"
An act of prohibiting, forbidding, disallowing, or proscribing something.
A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.
any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal
the act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict
specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages
Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. The term can also apply to the periods in the histories of the countries during which the prohibition of alcohol was enforced. Use of the term as applicable to a historical period is typically applied to countries of European culture.
Translations for Prohibition
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of prohibiting
We demand the prohibition by the government of the sale of this drug.
- proibiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- das VerbotGerman
- निषेध, प्रतिषेधHindi
- forbud (mot)Norwegian
- prohibiţie, interzicereRomanian
- 禁止Chinese (Trad.)
- منع، رکاوٹUrdu
- sự ngăn cấmVietnamese
- 禁止Chinese (Simp.)
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