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prohibition

Legal Definition of prohibition

Noun

  1. A legal restriction against the use of something or against certain conduct. For example, in the 1920s, both the USA and Canada enacted liquor prohibitions, outlawing the manufacture or use of alcoholic beverages.

Definition of prohibition

Pronunciation

Noun

prohibition (plural prohibitions)

  1. A law that prohibits something.
  2. Something that is forbidden, disallowed, or proscribed; something illegal or illicit.

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