Synonyms of prohibition


1. prohibition, law

usage: a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"

2. prohibition, ban, proscription, decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

usage: a decree that prohibits something

3. prohibition, prohibition era, time period, period of time, period

usage: the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment

4. prohibition, refusal

usage: refusal to approve or assent to

5. prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance, action

usage: 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"

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