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English noun: prohibition

1. prohibition (communication) a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages


SamplesIn 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US.


Broader (hypernym)law


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. prohibition (communication) a decree that prohibits something


Synonymsban, proscription


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


Synonymsprohibition era


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

4. prohibition (communication) refusal to approve or assent to


Broader (hypernym)refusal


Narrower (hyponym)ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding, interdiction

5. prohibition (act) the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)


SamplesThey were restrained by a prohibition in their charter.
A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages.
He ignored his parents' forbiddance.


Synonymsforbiddance, inhibition


Broader (hypernym)action









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