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prohibition

 
Noun prohibition has 5 senses
  1. prohibition - a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
    --1 is a kind of
    law
  2. prohibition, ban, proscription - a decree that prohibits something
    --2 is a kind of decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
    --2 has particulars:
     banning-order; injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order; interdict, interdiction
  3. prohibition, prohibition era - the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
    --3 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
  4. prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
    --4 is a kind of
    refusal
    --4 has particulars: interdiction; ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding
  5. prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance - the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    --5 is a kind of action
    Derived form: verb prohibit1
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