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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To forbid by authority: synonym: forbid.
  • transitive verb To prevent; preclude.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • transitive verb To forbid by authority; to interdict; ; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing.
  • transitive verb To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.

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

  • verb transitive To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.

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

  • verb command against

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English prohibiten, from Latin prohibēre, prohibit- : pro-, in front; see pro– + habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

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