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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: entredit, from Latin interdictum, from the past participle of interdicere 'to forbid'

interdict

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity, Law
in‧ter‧dict [countable]
1 lawSCL an official order from a court telling someone not to do something
2 technicalRRC a punishment in the Roman Catholic Church, by which someone is not allowed to take part in church ceremonies
interdict verb [transitive]
interdiction noun [uncountable and countable]

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