Meaning of prohibition
Pronunciation: (prō"u-bish'un), [key]
- the act of prohibiting.
- the legal prohibiting of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks for common consumption.
- (often cap.) the period (1920–33) when the Eighteenth Amendment was in force and alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S.
- a law or decree that forbids.
- prohibition (Thesaurus)