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interdiction

[in-ter-dik-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of interdicting.
2.
the state of being interdicted.
3.
an interdict.
4.
steady bombardment of enemy positions and communications lines for the purpose of delaying and disorganizing progress.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin interdictiōn- (stem of interdictiō). See interdict, -ion
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Examples for interdiction
  • Without knowledge of where these networks operate and who is involved, interdiction becomes extremely difficult.
  • The cosmic problem with relying on cameras is that it detracts from real policing--prevention and interdiction.
  • The required surveillance and interdiction rarely occurred rendering many route clearance missions ineffective.
  • Inspections yes, but inspection is different than interdiction and interception.
  • To see the impact of the splintered command structure, look at the drug interdiction.
  • Inspections yes, but inspection is different then interdiction and interception.
  • The administration organized intensive training in criminal interdiction tactics for all troopers.
  • We appreciate this opportunity to discuss our national interdiction policy.
British Dictionary definitions for interdiction

interdiction

/ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
2.
an interdict
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Word Origin and History for interdiction
n.

mid-15c., enterdiccioun, from Latin interdictionem (nominative interdictio) "prohibition, interdiction," noun of action from past participle stem of interdicere (see interdict).

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