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Dictionary definition for: Prohibition

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

2. (n) a decree that prohibits something

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

4. (n) refusal to approve or assent to

5. (n) 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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