interdiction


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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.

interdiction

(ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
2. an interdict

in•ter•dic•tion

(ˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of interdicting or the state of being interdicted.
2. an interdict.
[1485–95]

interdiction

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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"

interdiction

noun
2. A coercive measure intended to ensure compliance or conformity:
Translations

interdiction

[ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən] N (Rel) → interdicción f (Mil) → intercepción f

interdiction

n (Jur) → Verbot nt, → Untersagung f; (Eccl) → Interdikt nt
References in classic literature ?
It is remarkable, that even in the two States which seem to have meditated an interdiction of military establishments in time of peace, the mode of expression made use of is rather cautionary than prohibitory.
Of course there is nothing to be said, if you regard the interdiction that rests upon you as quite insurmountable.
Sternly he pronounc'd The rigid interdiction, which resounds Yet dreadful in mine eare, though in my choice Not to incur; but soon his cleer aspect Return'd and gratious purpose thus renew'd.
You heard the rigid interdictions; you saw the menacing forms of toil and danger, forbidding your access to this land of promise; but you heard without dismay; you saw and disdained retreat.
Australian Special Forces are supporting the National Interdiction Unit in a concerted effort to disrupt insurgent command, control and finance networks in southern Afghanistan.--Courtesy AMOD
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The Authority also reminds all stakeholders--candidates, mass media, etc.--that it is necessary to observe the legal requirements relating to the Election Silence Day, as they are stated in Articles 37, 38 and 39 of the Authority's decision of September 3, 2011, pertaining to the procedures and measures of the electoral campaign, which are the following: - Interdiction of the distribution of any announcements, including the nominal lists of the candidates or their pictures or the name of their lists or their programmes, after the end of the electoral campaign and during the Election Silence Day.
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Drug interdiction; partnerships, legal principles, and investigative methodologies for law enforcement, 2d ed.
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They have included interdiction of maritime drug shipments on the high seas, support for foreign military and civilian institutions engaged in drug eradication, detection, and interdiction; and rule of law assistance aimed at helping foreign legal institutions investigate and prosecute drug trafficking, money laundering, and other drug-related crimes.