Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prohibition

5 senses of prohibition

Sense 1
prohibition -- (a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US")
       => law -- (legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping")

Sense 2
prohibition, ban, proscription -- (a decree that prohibits something)
       => decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")

Sense 3
prohibition, prohibition era -- (the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment)
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 4
prohibition -- (refusal to approve or assent to)
       => refusal -- (the act of refusing)

Sense 5
prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance -- (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")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

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