Prohibition definition

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The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
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A rule or law that forbids something.
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The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
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An order or law that forbids.
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In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law.
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A statute or order forbidding a particular action.
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Prohibition is a law or order forbidding something, or is the condition of forbidding something, or was a time in the U.S. during the 1920s and early 1930s when alcohol was illegal.

An example of prohibition is when the legislature passes a law making the use of drugs forbidden.

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The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
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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.
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The time from 1920 to 1933 when alcoholic beverages were banned by the Eighteenth Amendment (which was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment) to the United States Constitution.
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An act of prohibiting, forbidding, disallowing, or proscribing something.
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A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.
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(history) Any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal.
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A prohibiting or being prohibited.
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Noun

Singular:
prohibition
Plural:
prohibitions