Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of forbidding, or the state of being forbidden; prohibition; a command or edict against a thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
  • noun the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

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Examples

  • Despite the forbiddance [prohibition] of Voice of America programming in Soviet countries, we still listened to Voice of America, putting ourselves and our families in real danger, he said.

    Remembering Willis Conover

  • Its many civil liberties transgressions include the issuance by the executive branch of National Security Letters a form of administrative subpoena without a court order, and the forbiddance of American citizens from mentioning that they have received one of these letters at the risk of jail.

    Why Ron Paul Matters

  • Despite the forbiddance [prohibition] of Voice of America programming in Soviet countries, we still listened to Voice of America, putting ourselves and our families in real danger, he said.

    Remembering Willis Conover

  • The allowness or forbiddance does not change the evilness of an intirinsically evil act.

    Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion

  • But in the case of Archbishop Lef. the assumed evilness is not intrinsically by the nature of the act i.e. consecrating a bishop, but only extrinsically by forbiddance of the act.

    Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion

  • This forbiddance is not infallible, it can be just or unsjust, therefore valid or invalid.

    Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion

  • But, as with sex, the years of mystery and forbiddance added a great deal to my overall experience.

    A Personal History of Profanity | Mind on Fire

  • The forbiddance to disseminate information on how to deactivate copy protection measures, which goes against our freedom of speech.

    Boing Boing: September 25, 2005 - October 1, 2005 Archives

  • The forbiddance to distribute information or computer programs that can deactivate copy protection measures.

    Boing Boing: September 25, 2005 - October 1, 2005 Archives

  • And let me begin by echoing those words of gratitude, both for the forbiddance (ph) and understanding of the British people, but also, of course, to the security services and, indeed, to the police, here represented with us on the platform today.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2006

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