Definition of Prohibit

1. Verb. Command against. "Sam and Sue prohibit the movie "; "Dad nixed our plans"




Definition of Prohibit

1. v. t. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing.

Definition of Prohibit

1. Verb. (transitive) To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit. ¹

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Definition of Prohibit

1. to forbid by authority [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Prohibit

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"But, at the same time, I stated, without expressing any opinion on the subject, that I was not prepared to say that the State could prohibit the sale of ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"If this section be so construed as to prohibit such solicitation by such agent of orders for the sale of Intoxicating liquors, Is It valid and enforceable, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... corporation empowered by its charter to prohibit practices which are against good morals, to prohibit and punish the utterance of profane language. ..."

4. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall (1890)
"... to prohibit sovereign to prohibit the levy of bodies of men within his men with dominions for the service of a belligerent, which was gradually in ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"... suggested that the words " which prohibit building thereon " should be deleted, and the words " for public or charitable purposes " substituted. ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"... with the government so as to prohibit the exportation of cast steel, on learning that the Sheffield manufacturers would not make use of the new M eel. ..."

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