forbiddance

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

Definition of forbiddance

: the act of forbidding

Examples of forbiddance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our unashamed view at National Review is that argument is better than forbiddance, that sunlight is preferable to darkness, and that tolerance, not outrage and cancellation, ought to be our default mode. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022 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, 2 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of forbiddance

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forbiddance was circa 1611

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“Forbiddance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forbiddance. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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