forbiddance

forbiddance

[fer-bid-ns, fawr-]
noun
1.
the act of forbidding.
2.
the state of being forbidden.

Origin:
1600–10; forbid + -ance

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forbid (fəˈbɪd)
 
vb , -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden, -bid
1.  to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
2.  to make impossible; hinder
3.  to shut out or exclude
4.  God forbid! may it not happen
 
[Old English forbēodan; related to Old High German farbiotan, Gothic faurbiudan; see for-, bid]
 
for'biddance
 
n
 
for'bidder
 
n

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