English noun: prohibition
|1.||prohibition (communication) a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages|
|Samples||In 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US.|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|2.||prohibition (communication) a decree that prohibits something|
|Broader (hypernym)||decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript|
|Narrower (hyponym)||banning-order, cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment, injunction, interdict, interdiction|
|3.||prohibition (time) the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment|
|Broader (hypernym)||period, period of time, time period|
|4.||prohibition (communication) refusal to approve or assent to|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding, interdiction|
|5.||prohibition (act) the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)|
|Samples||They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter.|
A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages.
He ignored his parents' forbiddance.