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To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.
Middle English prohibiten from Latin prohibēre prohibit- pro- in front pro–1 habēre to hold ghabh- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin prohibeo (“I fend off, prevent, prohibit")
Indeed, the trouble and expense of these moulds sometimes prohibit its use.
Great Britain, instead of agreeing to prohibit the importation of bounty-fed sugar, was allowed to permit it under certain limits.
Much as she liked Sarah, the idea of Giddon's displeasure would prohibit any such intent.
Of course, it didn't prohibit it either.
At the Cape, in spite of a long endeavour to prohibit the import of the phylloxera, it appeared about 1884.
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