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Meaning & Definition of Prohibition in English

English

Prohibition

/proʊəbɪʃən/

noun

1. A law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages

  • "In 1920 the 18th amendment to the constitution established prohibition in the us"
    synonym:
  • prohibition

2. A decree that prohibits something

    synonym:
  • prohibition
  • ,
  • ban
  • ,
  • proscription

3. The period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the united states by a constitutional amendment

    synonym:
  • prohibition
  • ,
  • prohibition era

4. Refusal to approve or assent to

    synonym:
  • prohibition

5. The action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

  • "They were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"
  • "A medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"
  • "He ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    synonym:
  • prohibition
  • ,
  • inhibition
  • ,
  • forbiddance