adjective ver·bo·ten \vər-ˈbō-tən, fər-, ver-\

Definition of VERBOTEN

:  forbidden; especially :  prohibited by dictate

Examples of VERBOTEN

  1. <a college campus on which any form of hate speech was strictly verboten>

Origin of VERBOTEN

German, from Old High German farboten, past participle of farbioten to forbid (akin to Old English forbēodan to forbid), from far-, fur- for- + biotan to offer — more at bid
First Known Use: 1916

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with VERBOTEN


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