What does Prohibition mean?

Definitions for Prohibition
ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ənPro·hi·bi·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prohibitionnoun

    a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages

    "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"

  2. prohibition, ban, proscriptionnoun

    a decree that prohibits something

  3. prohibition, prohibition eranoun

    the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment

  4. prohibitionnoun

    refusal to approve or assent to

  5. prohibition, inhibition, forbiddancenoun

    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"


  1. Prohibitionnoun

    The period of 1920 to 1932 in the United States, during which sale of alcoholic beverages were forbidden by the consitution.


  1. prohibitionnoun

    An act of prohibiting, forbidding, disallowing, or proscribing something.

  2. prohibitionnoun

    A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.

  3. Prohibitionnoun

    any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prohibitionnoun

    the act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict

    Etymology: [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.]

  2. Prohibitionnoun

    specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages

    Etymology: [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.]


  1. Prohibition

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prohibition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prohibition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Prohibition in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    I feel strongly that these tactics are inappropriate and intended to support an effort in the Congress to subvert the authorization process, given these actions and ULA's decision not to compete for a Phase IA launch, the Armed Services Committee will need to assess the establishment of an unrestricted prohibition of the use of Russian rocket engines.

  2. Frank Turner:

    This is in response to the Chinese government's prohibition of future investments and concerns that their debt levels are untenable, they're trying to protect their balance sheet.

  3. White House:

    This indefinite prohibition is unnecessary and dangerous.

  4. Enkhbaatar Altangerel:

    With public awareness rising on issues of child safety, of course child protection gets better, this is not about prohibition. This is about better regulation and better protection.

  5. Don Marquis:

    prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into

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    a group of soldiers
    • A. transition
    • B. downsizing
    • C. troop
    • D. purse

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