Prohibit

Definition of Prohibit

Pro`hib´it
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Prohibited; p. pr. & vb. n. Prohibiting.]
1.To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing.
2.To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
Gates of burning adamant,
Barred over us, prohibit all egress.
- Milton.

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