for·​bid·​dance | \ fər-ˈbi-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce forbiddance (audio) , fȯr- \

Definition of forbiddance

: the act of forbidding

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Recent Examples on the Web This proves fast enough for thrills, but not so fast as to trigger parental forbiddance from Popular Mechanics editor in chief Ryan D'Agostino, John's father and my boss. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "This Is Why We Love ATVs," 2 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of forbiddance

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Forbiddance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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