Definitions of prohibition:
  • noun:   the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
    Example: "They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"
  • noun:   a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
    Example: "In 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
  • noun:   a decree that prohibits something
  • noun:   refusal to approve or assent to
  • noun:   the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment

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