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English noun: interdict

1. interdict (communication) an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district

Broader (hypernym)animadversion, censure

2. interdict (communication) a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity


Broader (hypernym)ban, court order, prohibition, proscription

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: interdict

1. interdict (creation) destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

2. interdict (communication) command against

SamplesI forbid you to call me late at night.
Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store.
Dad nixed our plans.

ExamplesSam and Sue interdict the movie

Synonymsdisallow, forbid, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)command, require

Narrower (hyponym)ban, bar, criminalise, criminalize, debar, enjoin, exclude, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

Antonymscountenance, permit, allow, let

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