To prohibit is to forbid someone from doing something or to prevent something from being done.(verb)
When you tell someone they are not allowed to enter your home and stop them from doing so, this is an example of a situation where you prohibit the person from entering your house.
See prohibit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME prohibeten < L prohibitus, pp. of prohibere, to prohibit < pro-, before (see pro-) + habere, to have (see habit)
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transitive verb pro·hib·it·ed, pro·hib·it·ing, pro·hib·its
Origin: Middle English prohibiten
Origin: , from Latin prohibēre, prohibit-
Origin: : pro-, in front; see pro-1
Origin: + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
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