Synonyms for prohibition

Grammar : Noun
Spell : proh-uh-bish-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən

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Définition of prohibition

Origin :
  • late 14c., "act of prohibiting, a forbidding by authority," from Anglo-French and Old French prohibition (early 13c.), from Latin prohibitionem (nominative prohibitio) "a hindering, forbidding; legal prohibition," noun of action from past participle stem of prohibere "hold back, restrain, hinder, prevent," from pro- "away, forth" (see pro-) + habere "to hold" (see habit). Meaning "forced alcohol abstinence" is 1851, American English; in effect nationwide in U.S. as law 1920-1933 under the Volstead Act.
  • People whose youth did not coincide with the twenties never had our reverence for strong drink. Older men knew liquor before it became the symbol of a sacred cause. Kids who began drinking after 1933 take it as a matter of course. ... Drinking, we proved to ourselves our freedom as individuals and flouted Congress. We conformed to a popular type of dissent -- dissent from a minority. It was the only period during which a fellow could be smug and slopped concurrently. [A.J. Liebling, "Between Meals," 1959]
  • Related: Prohibitionist.
  • noun ban, forbiddance
Example sentences :
  • But again, in a provoking manner, he reminded me of the prohibition.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • What I want to know is, does this prohibition apply to donkeys?
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870 » by Various
  • In the fact that I have no right to prohibit anything to others lies no prohibition.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • The old man, in spite of the prohibition, rose uncertainly to his feet.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • Don't advise me, my dear, to subscribe to my mother's prohibition of correspondence with you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • What is your opinion of prohibition and the uniformity of divorce laws?
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • I was deceived: Whatever I might allege, the prohibition remained.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • Probably they would after a few months of prohibition; never before.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884 » by Various
  • "There will, of course, be no prohibition of exports," he said.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) » by Various
  • He had imagined this prohibition to save the prestige a colonel should have.
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad

Antonyms for prohibition

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