Definition of PROHIBITION

noun : PROHIBITION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment ;

  • 5. (

    ) the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" ;


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