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
As a result, the university is prohibited from enacting or enforcing any policy
  that restricts the possession or use of firearms.
While fireworks are prohibited on aircraft, they may not be prohibited in your
  back yard depending on local laws.
Because of the steep, rocky terrain, biking is prohibited on all trails and
  allowed only on paved roads in the park.
People are not prohibited from developing land in this system.
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