An example of prohibition is when the legislature passes a law making the use of drugs forbidden.
- a prohibiting or being prohibited
- an order or law that forbids
- the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages
- [P-] in the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition (sense ) by federal law
Origin of prohibitionMiddle English prohibicion from Middle French prohibition from Classical Latin prohibitio
- The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
- A rule or law that forbids something.
- a. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.b. Prohibition The period (1920-1933) during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force in the United States.
Director of Public Safety Smedley Butler photographed in 1924 smashing barrels of confiscated beer
(countable and uncountable, plural prohibitions)
prohibition - Legal Definition
- A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
- The time from 1920 to 1933 when alcoholic beverages were banned by the Eighteenth Amendment (which was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment) to the United States Constitution.