prohibit

[proh-hib-it]
verb (used with object)
1.
to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here.
2.
to forbid the action of (a person).
3.
to prevent; hinder.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prohibitus past participle of prohibēre to hold before, hold back, hinder, forbid, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -hibēre, combining form of habēre to have, hold; see habit

prohibiter, prohibitor, noun
unprohibited, adjective


1. interdict. See forbid. 3. obstruct.


1. permit.
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prohibit (prəˈhɪbɪt)
 
vb
1.  to forbid by law or other authority
2.  to hinder or prevent
 
[C15: from Latin prohibēre to prevent, from pro-1 + habēre to hold]
 
pro'hibiter
 
n
 
pro'hibitor
 
n

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prohibit
early 15c.; see prohibition.
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Example sentences
Colleges must comply with federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination
  against students on the basis of disability.
Most of these either prohibit buybacks or make them unattractive.
Laws prohibit people from harming loggerheads and other sea turtles.
Critical habitat designations prohibit federal agencies from taking actions
  that harm protected species within those areas.
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