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 (fər-bĭd′, fôr-)
tr.v. for·bade (-băd′, -bād′) or for·bad (-băd′), for·bid·den (-bĭd′n) or for·bid, for·bid·ding, for·bids
1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit: forbid smoking on trains.
3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude: Discretion forbids a reply.

[Middle English forbidden, forbeden, from Old English forbēodan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

for·bid′dance n.
for·bid′der n.
Synonyms: forbid, ban1, prohibit, proscribe
These verbs mean to refuse to allow: laws that forbid speeding; banned smoking in restaurants; rules that prohibit loitering; proscribed the importation of certain fruits.
Antonym: permit1


(fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr-)

the act of forbidding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forbiddance - an official prohibition or edict against somethingforbiddance - an official prohibition or edict against something
prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
test ban - a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons
2.forbiddance - 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"


References in classic literature ?
Rather how hast thou yeelded to transgress The strict forbiddance, how to violate The sacred Fruit forbidd'n
Syed Ali Geelani also expressed his deep grief over the demise of cousin brother (Mohd Hussain Naqash) of Islamic Political Party chairman Mohd Yusuf Naqash, and extended his condolences and prayed for departed soul and forbiddance to grieved family to bear this irreparable loss.
The forbiddance of insurance by the Islamic law shows what can (and what cannot) be traded.
This study also showed that among reasons behind the refusal to donate was a "presumed forbiddance in religion.
This fundamental difference stems from the Islamic law's (Shariah) forbiddance of Riba (usury or interest).
Accordingly, the parentage (Nasab) is an important issue in Islamic law which has important implications and determines issues such as inheritance relationship, kinship and marriage forbiddance.
Further, seeing but not seen, Zawawi is suggestive of the impenetrability and forbiddance that frustrate the documentarist.