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Topic: LAW

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of prohibere 'to hold away, prevent'

prohibit

verb
     
pro‧hib‧it [transitive]
1SCL [usually passive] to say that an action is illegal or not allowed [= ban, forbid]:
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the factory.
prohibit somebody from doing something
They are prohibited from revealing details about the candidates.
2 formal to make something impossible or prevent it from happening
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