What does Interdiction mean?

Definitions for Interdictionˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interdiction(noun)

    authoritative prohibition

  2. interdict, interdiction(noun)

    a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity


  1. interdiction(Noun)

    the act of interdicting or something interdicted

  2. interdiction(Noun)

    the destruction of an enemy's military potential before it can be used

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interdiction(noun)

    the act of interdicting; prohibition; prohibiting decree; curse; interdict

  2. Origin: [L. interdictio: cf. F. interdiction.]


  1. 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. interdiction

    1. An action to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy the enemy


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interdiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Interdiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lance Lenoir:

    We’re aggressively pursuing better technology and interdiction strategies.

  2. The Australian navy:

    The weapons were seized under United Nations sanctions, which authorize interdiction on the high seas of illicit weapons destined for Somalia.

  3. Terence Shigg:

    We need to hire and train more agents, we need more checkpoint officers and more highway interdiction teams, we need better and safer equipment such as radios, mobile computers, VACIS scanners, etc..

  4. Tad Sholtis:

    We anticipate that side-by-side, air-to-air and air-to-ground tests will be illustrative of the fifth generation fighter's advanced interdiction capabilities, this aircraft is built to go where legacy platforms cannot.

  5. New Jersey:

    This is an epidemic in our country and what this task force hopes to do is look at the issue of prevention, obviously the interdiction of drugs before they come to our country, but also and very importantly the issue of treatment, addiction is a disease and we need to treat it that way and we need to give people help they need, to renew their lives and be productive members to society.

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