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tr.v. in·ter·dict·ed, in·ter·dict·ing, in·ter·dicts
1. To prohibit (an action or thing) or forbid (someone) to do something, especially by legal or ecclesiastical order.
a. To cut or destroy (a line of communication) by firepower so as to halt an enemy's advance.
b. To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of: "the role of the FBI in interdicting spies attempting to pass US secrets to the Soviet Union" (Christian Science Monitor).
1. An authoritative prohibition, especially by court order.
2. Roman Catholic Church An ecclesiastical censure that bars an individual, members of a given group, or inhabitants of a given district from participation in most sacraments.
[Alteration of Middle English enterditen, to place under a church ban, from Old French entredit, past participle of entredire, to forbid, from Latin interdīcere, interdict- : inter-, inter- + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
in′ter·dic′tive, in′ter·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.
1. the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
2. an interdict
in•ter•dic•tion(ˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən)
1. an act or instance of interdicting or the state of being interdicted.
2. an interdict.
An action to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy the enemy's surface military potential before it can be used effectively against friendly forces. See also air interdiction.
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|Noun||1.||interdiction - authoritative prohibition|
prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
|2.||interdiction - a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity|
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something