prohibition

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pro·hi·bi·tion

noun \ˌprō-ə-ˈbi-shən also ˌprō-hə-\

: the act of not allowing something to be used or done

: a law or order that stops something from being used or done

Prohibition : the period of time from 1920 to 1933 in the U.S. when it was illegal to make or sell alcohol

Full Definition of PROHIBITION

1
:  the act of prohibiting by authority
2
:  an order to restrain or stop
3
often capitalized :  the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic liquors except for medicinal and sacramental purposes

Examples of PROHIBITION

  1. the city's prohibition of smoking in restaurants
  2. a prohibition against parking on the street

First Known Use of PROHIBITION

14th century

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden

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