interdiction

[ˌɪntədˈɪkʃən], [ˌɪntədˈɪkʃən], [ˌɪ_n_t_ə_d_ˈɪ_k_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of interdiction:

  1.   The act of interdicting; prohibition; curse. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   A prohibition; a prohibitive decree. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Act of forbidding; prohibition. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for interdiction:

  1. In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy. – William Irwin Thompson

Usage examples for interdiction:

  1. They suggested, however, that such an interdiction could have been dictated only by a distrust created between his Majesty and the estates by persons having no love for either, and who were determined to leave no resource by which the distress of the country could be prevented. ” – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Under the bullying frown of his daughter Sam submitted to a physical examination that lasted for more than an hour; and when Doctor Eichendorfer departed he left behind him four varieties of tablets and a general interdiction against eating solid food, getting up, going downtown, or any of the other dozen things that Sam insisted upon doing. ” – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  3. Thoughtlessly, without remembering her interdiction I turned the knob. ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  4. But a bishop of Beauvais, and an archbishop of Rouen, having employed this system with too little caution, and thinking proper to excommunicate some royal officers, St. Louis had their temporalities seized, and obtained from the pope a bull which forbade the interdiction of the royal chapels. ” – The Power Of The Popes by Pierre Claude François Daunou
  5. At the close of the fifth century, when the temple of the goddess had been completely abandoned through the interdiction of paganism, the philosopher Damascius, who had remained faithful to the old beliefs of his country, descended, along with a companion, into the Charonion in spite of the danger attending it, or was supposed to exist. ” – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  6. M. Dandolo continued to visit his beautiful widow every day, and I took care to elicit from Paralis a strong interdiction ever to put my foot in her house. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. His Aunt Barbara's interdiction had shut him out of the confectioner's shop; but he flattered himself that he could outwit his aunt; he therefore begged the gipsy to procure him twelve buns by Thursday morning, and bring them secretly to one of the windows of the schoolroom. ” – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  8. The Khasi word sang, which implies an interdiction either religious or social from doing any particular thing, might have been employed; but as the word genna is so commonly used when speaking of taboos amongst the hill tribes of this province, I have thought fit to employ it here. ” – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  9. The Athenians might perceive the policy of this interdiction and submit to it; especially as it operated against the slaves only, and was enacted to prevent them from corrupting the young free men. ” – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  10. This was the usual formula by which a person was put under a ban, and it was called the Interdiction of " fire and water," to which sometimes " house" is added, as in this case. ” – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long

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