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PROHIBITION





Definition:

  1. [noun] a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"

  2. [noun] a decree that prohibits something
    Synonyms: ban, proscription

  3. [noun] the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
    Synonyms: era

  4. [noun] refusal to approve or assent to

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: inhibition, forbiddance

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