Prohibition

Definition of Prohibition

Pro`hi`bi´tion
n.1.
1.The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of prohibitions.
- Tillotson.
2.Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
Writ of prohibition
(Law) a writ issued by a superior tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending before it.
- Blackstone.

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