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in·ter·dict

 (ĭn′tər-dĭkt′)
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.
2.
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).
n. (ĭn′tər-dĭkt′)
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′tion n.
in′ter·dic′tive, in′ter·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.
in′ter·dic′tive·ly adv.
in′ter·dic′tor n.

interdict

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the exclusion of a person or all persons in a particular place from certain sacraments and other benefits, although not from communion
2. (Law) civil law any order made by a court or official prohibiting an act
3. (Law) Scots law an order having the effect of an injunction
4. (Historical Terms) Roman history
a. an order of a praetor commanding or forbidding an act
b. the procedure by which this order was sought
vb (tr)
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to place under legal or ecclesiastical sanction; prohibit; forbid
6. (Military) military to destroy (an enemy's lines of communication) by firepower
[C13: from Latin interdictum prohibition, from interdīcere to forbid, from inter- + dīcere to say]
ˌinterˈdictive, ˌinterˈdictory adj
ˌinterˈdictively adv
ˌinterˈdictor n

in•ter•dict

(n. ˈɪn tərˌdɪkt; v. ˌɪn tərˈdɪkt)
n.
1. any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.
2. a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts.
v.t.
3. to forbid; prohibit.
4. to cut off authoritatively from certain ecclesiastical functions and privileges.
5.
a. to impede the flow of (troops, supplies, etc.) or hinder the use of (a road, airfield, etc.) by steady ground fire or bombing.
b. to impede the shipment of (supplies, contraband, etc.) by military operations or other aggressive measures.
[1250–1300; Middle English enterdit < Old French < Latin interdictum prohibition =inter- inter- + dīcere to speak;]
in`ter•dic′tor, n.
in`ter•dic′to•ry, adj.

interdict


Past participle: interdicted
Gerund: interdicting

Imperative
interdict
interdict
Present
I interdict
you interdict
he/she/it interdicts
we interdict
you interdict
they interdict
Preterite
I interdicted
you interdicted
he/she/it interdicted
we interdicted
you interdicted
they interdicted
Present Continuous
I am interdicting
you are interdicting
he/she/it is interdicting
we are interdicting
you are interdicting
they are interdicting
Present Perfect
I have interdicted
you have interdicted
he/she/it has interdicted
we have interdicted
you have interdicted
they have interdicted
Past Continuous
I was interdicting
you were interdicting
he/she/it was interdicting
we were interdicting
you were interdicting
they were interdicting
Past Perfect
I had interdicted
you had interdicted
he/she/it had interdicted
we had interdicted
you had interdicted
they had interdicted
Future
I will interdict
you will interdict
he/she/it will interdict
we will interdict
you will interdict
they will interdict
Future Perfect
I will have interdicted
you will have interdicted
he/she/it will have interdicted
we will have interdicted
you will have interdicted
they will have interdicted
Future Continuous
I will be interdicting
you will be interdicting
he/she/it will be interdicting
we will be interdicting
you will be interdicting
they will be interdicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interdicting
you have been interdicting
he/she/it has been interdicting
we have been interdicting
you have been interdicting
they have been interdicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interdicting
you will have been interdicting
he/she/it will have been interdicting
we will have been interdicting
you will have been interdicting
they will have been interdicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interdicting
you had been interdicting
he/she/it had been interdicting
we had been interdicting
you had been interdicting
they had been interdicting
Conditional
I would interdict
you would interdict
he/she/it would interdict
we would interdict
you would interdict
they would interdict
Past Conditional
I would have interdicted
you would have interdicted
he/she/it would have interdicted
we would have interdicted
you would have interdicted
they would have interdicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interdict - an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
animadversion, censure - harsh criticism or disapproval
2.interdict - 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
ban, proscription, prohibition - a decree that prohibits something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.interdict - destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.interdict - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
command, require - make someone do something
ban - prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
bar, debar, exclude - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
enjoin - issue an injunction
criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalize - declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."

interdict

verb
1. prohibit, bar, ban, prevent, veto, forbid, outlaw, disallow, proscribe, debar, criminalize Troops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments.
noun
1. ban, veto, prohibition, taboo, disqualification, interdiction, disallowance The National Trust has placed an interdict on jet-skis.

interdict

verbnoun
A coercive measure intended to ensure compliance or conformity:
Translations

interdict

[ˈɪntədɪkt]
A. Nentredicho m, interdicto m
B. VT (= stop) [+ enemy shipping, aircraft, communications] → interceptar; (= prohibit) → prohibir

interdict

[ˈɪntərdɪkt] n (= ban) → interdit m
to place an interdict on sth → frapper qch d'interdit

interdict

vt
(Eccl) person, placemit dem Interdikt belegen; priestsuspendieren
(Mil: = intercept) plane, suppliesabfangen
n
(Jur) → Verbot nt
(Eccl) → Interdikt nt

interdict

[ˈɪntədɪkt] ninterdizione f
References in classic literature ?
By the laws of several States, certain descriptions of aliens, who had rendered themselves obnoxious, were laid under interdicts inconsistent not only with the rights of citizenship but with the privilege of residence.
1334, which interdicts access to the cloister to "any woman whatever, old or young, mistress or maid.
We met, after I had brought home little Miles, more intimately than ever on the ground of my stupefaction, my general emotion: so monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that such a child as had now been revealed to me should be under an interdict.
In vain she wept and writhed against the interdict, and implored her father to have pity on Linton: all she got to comfort her was a promise that he would write and give him leave to come to the Grange when he pleased; but explaining that he must no longer expect to see Catherine at Wuthering Heights.
I was solemnly interdicted by her, on her recovery, from touching my brother any more on any pretence whatever; and my poor mother, who, I could see, wished otherwise, meekly confirmed the interdict, by saying: 'No doubt you are right, my dear Jane.
I understand thee, Sancho," replied Don Quixote; "thou art dying to have the interdict I placed upon thy tongue removed; consider it removed, and say what thou wilt while we are wandering in these mountains.