from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
- n. A law, order, or decree that forbids something.
- n. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, sale, and possession of alcoholic beverages.
- n. The period (1920-1933) during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force in the United States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of prohibiting, forbidding, disallowing, or proscribing something.
- n. A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
- n. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of prohibiting, forbidding, or interdicting; an edict or a decree to forbid or debar.
- n. In a restricted sense, the interdiction by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks, except for medicinal or sacramental uses.
- n. In Scots law, a technical clause in a deed of entail prohibiting the heir from selling the estate, contracting debt, altering the order of succession, etc. Synonyms Interdiction, inhibition, embargo. See prohibit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. refusal to approve or assent to
- n. a decree that prohibits something
- n. a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
- n. the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
- n. the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
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Wonder how long the Mexican drug gangs would last if we didn't buy the stuff or if we realized this latest experiment in prohibition is no more successful than the first one.
I would say that the latest experiment in prohibition is proceding just like the last one, only on a larger scale.
I've tried to relieve some fear about legalization so that you might understand more clearly how futile and destructive marijuana prohibition is and why it should be ended.
If, on the other hand, "the president is acting in prohibition of an express or implied act of Congress, then he's working at his lowest ebb."
The circuit courts have held unanimously (at least so far) that this prohibition is within the power of Congress to regulate Interstate commerce.
Sounds nice on the surface, but as several articles here have shown, there are situations such as application of foreign law or marriages, that make clear such an absolute prohibition is unwise.
This final clause strikes me as surplusage, and I would think it invites mischief: whether it employs instrumentalities therefrom, or whether its regulation or prohibition is part of a comprehensive federal regulatory scheme.
No matter how clean a pig is, a Muslim will never eat it, because that prohibition is based on religion, not facts or reason.
The federal law underlying the prohibition is 18 U.S.C. § 922, which bars possession of guns by (among others) anyone “who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance,” and bars transfers of guns to such people.
Therefore, the comparison to the repeal of prohibition is invalid. sillyweirdo