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pro·hi·bi·tion

 (prō′ə-bĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
2. A rule or law that forbids something.
3.
a. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
b. Prohibition The period (1920-1933) during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force in the United States.
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prohibition

(ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃən)
n
1. the act of prohibiting or state of being prohibited
2. an order or decree that prohibits
3. (Historical Terms) (sometimes capital) (esp in the US) a policy of legally forbidding the manufacture, transportation, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages except for medicinal or scientific purposes
4. (Law) law an order of a superior court (in Britain the High Court) forbidding an inferior court to determine a matter outside its jurisdiction
ˌprohiˈbitionary adj

Prohibition

(ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃən)
n
(Historical Terms) the period (1920–33) when the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was banned by constitutional amendment in the US
ˌProhiˈbitionist n
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pro•hi•bi•tion

(ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of prohibiting.
2.
a. the legal prohibiting of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
b. (usu. cap.) the period (1920–33) during which such prohibition was in effect in the U.S.
3. a law or decree that forbids.
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Prohibition

1920–33 legislation prohibiting the sale of alcohol which led to illicit sales and gangsterism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prohibition - a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beveragesprohibition - a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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"
2.prohibition - a decree that prohibits somethingprohibition - a decree that prohibits something  
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
banning-order - an order that bans something
cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment, injunction - (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity; "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"
interdict, interdiction - a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
3.prohibition - the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendmentprohibition - the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
4.prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
refusal - the act of refusing
interdiction - authoritative prohibition
banning, forbiddance, forbidding, ban - an official prohibition or edict against something
5.prohibition - the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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prohibition

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prohibition

noun
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Translations
قانون يَمْنَعمَنْع
zákaz
forbud
eltiltás
bann
禁止禁止法
prepoved
yasakyasaklama

prohibition

[ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃən] Nprohibición f
Prohibition (US) → la ley seca, la Prohibición
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prohibition

[ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃən] nprohibition f
a prohibition on sth → une interdiction de qch
a prohibition on discrimination → une interdiction de la discrimination
prohibition against sth → interdiction de qch
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prohibition

n
Verbot nt; the prohibition of alcoholdas Alkoholverbot
(the) Prohibition (US Hist) → die Prohibition; the Prohibition era (US Hist) → die Prohibitionszeit
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prohibition

[ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃn] nproibizione f, divieto
Prohibition (esp Am) (of alcohol) → proibizionismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

prohibit

(prəˈhibit) verb
to forbid. Smoking is prohibited.
prohibition (prəuiˈbiʃən) noun
1. the act of prohibiting. We demand the prohibition by the government of the sale of this drug.
2. a rule, law etc forbidding something. The headmaster issued a prohibition against bringing knives into school.
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In the late 1870s and early 1880s, many prohibitionists supported high license as a step in the proper direction.
But prohibitionists cracked the door open by promising to keep whiskey available by prescription.
In the third theoretical essay, Nadelmann distinguishes between "progressive legalizers" (prolegalization advocates of harm reduction) and "progressive prohibitionists" (antilegalization advocates of harm reduction) and compares the commonalities and differences across these two groups and also the legalizationists and prohibitionists.
They were like prohibitionists at the fraternity party."
This economic injury, indeed, seems to be a private goal of some of the angriest of the new prohibitionists, and at least an unmourned sacrifice for the rest.
Even the prohibitionists who say addiction should be treated like an illness do not seem entirely convinced.
The story is more complicated, and not nearly as dark as the prohibitionists would like.
The weak link in the moral foothold of the prohibitionists is that they want to take away individual rights." He counsels "make 'liberty' and 'free choice' the basis for policy.
To get Sam Nunn and other prohibitionists off his back, John Tower resorted to the ultimate Southern strategy: taking what is known in the Bible Belt as a total abstinence pledge.
PROHIBITIONISTS SAY THAT LEGALIZING DRUGS WOULD BE AN UNWORKABLE PROSPECT, BUT WE ALREADY HAVE A WORKING MODEL THAT PROVES THEM WRONG: NAMELY OUR CURRENT LIQUOR LAWS!
Old-time prohibitionists. The Harris act was defeated, but just like the Germans in World War II, before the battle was over, they mounted another offensive.
But prohibitionists are highly selective about the evidence they present and are careless once they've presented it, hoping to substitute raw emotional appeal for a plausible explanatory framework.