|1.||RC Church the exclusion of a person or all persons in a particular place from certain sacraments and other benefits, although not from communion|
|2.||civil law any order made by a court or official prohibiting an act|
|3.||Scots law an order having the effect of an injunction|
|a. an order of a praetor commanding or forbidding an act|
|b. the procedure by which this order was sought|
|5.||to place under legal or ecclesiastical sanction; prohibit; forbid|
|6.||military to destroy (an enemy's lines of communication) by firepower|
|[C13: from Latin interdictum prohibition, from interdīcere to forbid, from |
in Roman and civil law, a remedy granted by a magistrate on the sole basis of his authority, against a breach of civil law for which there is no stipulated remedy. Interdicts can be provisionary (opening the way for further action) or final.
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