from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid.
- transitive v. To prevent; preclude: Modesty prohibits me from saying what happened.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To forbid by authority; to interdict; ; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing.
- transitive v. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To forbid; interdict by authority: as, to prohibit a person from doing a thing; to prohibit the doing of a thing.
- To hinder; debar; prevent; preclude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. command against
Middle English prohibiten, from Latin prohibēre, prohibit- : pro-, in front; see pro-1 + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)