prohibition

noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, blanket, total
strict
general
constitutional (esp. AmE), federal (AmE), legal, statutory
criminal
alcohol, drug, etc.
VERB + PROHIBITION
impose
enforce
lift, repeal
violate
PROHIBITION + NOUN
notice, order (both BrE)

The prohibition order meant that the book could not be sold in this country.

law
movement
the Prohibition era

a Prohibition-era speakeasy

PREPOSITION
prohibition against

prohibition against sales to under-16s of cigarettes

prohibition of

a treaty for the prohibition of nuclear tests

prohibition on

the prohibition imposed on the sale of arms

under a/the prohibition

Companies are under strict prohibitions about divulging confidential information.


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  • PROHIBITION — (1919 1933) Par le XVIIIe amendement à la Constitution, ratifié en janvier 1919, la prohibition est instaurée aux États Unis. Désormais, il est interdit de fabriquer, de vendre et d’acheter sur le territoire fédéral toutes les boissons qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prohibition — pro·hi·bi·tion /ˌprō ə bi shən/ n 1 a: an extraordinary writ issued by a higher court commanding an inferior court to keep within its proper jurisdiction (as by ceasing a prosecution) b: an order to refrain or stop 2 a: something (as a law) that… …   Law dictionary

  • Prohibition — (lateinisch prohibere ‚verhindern‘) bezeichnet das Verbot bestimmter Drogen. In zahlreichen Staaten mit mehrheitlich muslimischer Bevölkerung ist der Handel oder Konsum von Alkohol verboten. Als Alkoholprohibition wird auch die Zeit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prohibition — Pro hi*bi tion, n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict. [1913 Webster] The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prohibition — Sf Verbot per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. prohibitio, Abstraktum zu l. prohibēre verbieten, fernhalten, abhalten , zu l. habēre haben, halten, handhaben und l. pro . Adjektiv: prohibitiv.    Ebenso nndl. prohibitie, ne …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • prohibition — [prō΄ə bish′ən, prō΄hibish′ən] n. [ME prohibicion < MFr prohibition < L prohibitio] 1. a prohibiting or being prohibited 2. an order or law that forbids ☆ 3. the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic… …   English World dictionary

  • prohibition — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. prohibition (early 13c.), from L. prohibitionem (nom. prohibitio) a hindering, forbidding, from prohibitus, pp. of prohibere hold back, from pro away, forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + habere to hold (see HABIT …   Etymology dictionary

  • prohibition — Prohibition. s. f. Terme des anciennes Ordonnances. Inhibition, deffense, &c. Nous faisons tres expresse prohibition …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • prohibition — ► NOUN 1) the action of prohibiting. 2) an order that forbids. 3) (Prohibition) the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the US from 1920 to 1933. DERIVATIVES Prohibitionist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Prohibition — Prohibition,die:⇨Verbot …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Prohibition — n the period from 1919 to 1933 in the US when the production and sale of alcoholic drinks was illegal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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