The definition of an interdict is an absolute order not to do something issued by a person in authority.(noun)
An order issued by the King forbidding his subjects from eating meat on Tuesday is an example of an interdict.
To interdict is defined as to prohibit or forbid or restrain.(verb)
When the President passes a law forbidding the use of drugs, this is an example of a time when the President interdicts the use of drugs.
See interdict in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (infl. by L interdictus) < ME entrediten < n. entredit: see interdict below
Origin: altered (infl. by L) < ME entredit < OFr < L interdictum < pp. of interdicere, to forbid, prohibit, lit., to speak between < inter- (see inter-) + dicere, to speak (see diction)
See interdict in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb in·ter·dict·ed, in·ter·dict·ing, in·ter·dicts
Origin: Alteration of Middle English enterditen, to place under a church ban
Origin: , from Old French entredit
Origin: , past participle of entredire, to forbid
Origin: , from Latin interdīcere, interdict-
Origin: : inter-, inter-
Origin: + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
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