interdiction

noun
in·​ter·​dic·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce interdiction (audio) \

Legal Definition of interdiction

1 in the civil law of Louisiana : removal of the right to care for one's own person and affairs

called also complete interdiction, full interdiction

— compare limited interdiction
2 : the act or an instance of interdicting interdiction of drugs

Learn More About interdiction

Cite this Entry

“Interdiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/interdiction. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on interdiction

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for interdiction

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!