parts of speech: noun

sentence or phrase from text: The city's prohibition of smoking in restaurants is illegal.


1 : the act of prohibiting by authority

2 : an order to restrain or stop

3 : often capitalized : the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic liquors except for medicinal and sacramental purposes

synonyms: banning, barring, enjoying, forbidding, interdicting, interdiction, outlawing, prohibiting, proscribing, proscription

antonyms: allowance, permission, sufferance, toleration, approval, clearance, license, sanction, encouragement, promotion, support, compliance, obediance, submission

other forms of word: There are none.

my own sentence: There was much prohibition of liquor.

my picture: none yet

First known use: 14th century

History and Etymology: None known.