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(Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
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  1. (Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
  2. An order or law that forbids
  3. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages
Dedicated or devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose, or person:
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  1. Dedicated or devoted exclusively to a single use, purpose, or person:
  2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
  3. Worthy of religious veneration:
Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
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  1. Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
  2. Not permitted; prohibited
Violating acceptable rules or standards, as of behavior.
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  1. Violating acceptable rules or standards, as of behavior.
  2. Being or occurring beyond the designated boundaries, as of the playing area in a sport.
(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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  1. (Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  2. Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
  3. Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
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  1. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  2. A restricting or being restricted
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest.
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  1. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest. A right held back or given to the grantor, such as some right, profit, or interest in the estate or property that is being granted; a delayed decision by a court or other body on a point of law; a preservation of the right to dispute a point of contract by a party nevertheless performing same (such as, performing under reservation). See also under protest.
  2. Public land set aside for some special use
  3. The act of reserving or that which is reserved
An adverse remark or criticism:
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  1. An adverse remark or criticism:
  2. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
The act of placing a limit or restriction.
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  1. The act of placing a limit or restriction.
  2. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
  3. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
A statement describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met:
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  1. A statement describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met:
  2. Something, such as an order or a dictum, having absolute or unquestioned authority:
  3. Legal action or proceedings; litigation:
The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
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  1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  3. A governmental order having the force of law.
An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
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  1. An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
  2. Any belief, based on fear or ignorance, that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or with what is considered as true and rational; esp., such a belief in charms, omens, the supernatural, etc.
  3. A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance.
The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
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  1. The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
  2. Prohibition or interdiction
  3. The act of proscribing; prohibition.
An excommunication or condemnation by church authorities
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  1. An excommunication or condemnation by church authorities
  2. Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
  3. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
A social blunder; a faux pas.
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  1. A social blunder; a faux pas.
  2. (Baseball) A game in which a pitcher allows no hits and no runs.
  3. (Slang) Something that is forbidden or considered unwise to do, say, use, etc.
(--- Psychology) To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
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  1. (--- Psychology) To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
  2. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
  3. (--- Chemistry) To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of:
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  1. To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of:
  2. To prohibit (an action) or prohibit the use of (a thing); forbid with authority
  3. (R.C.Ch.) To exclude (a person, parish, etc.) from certain acts, sacraments, or privileges
To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
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  1. To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
  2. To prevent; preclude:
  3. To prevent; hinder
To banish or outlaw (a person):
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  1. To banish or outlaw (a person):
  2. To banish or exclude.
  3. To denounce or forbid the practice, use, etc. of; interdict
To make impossible; prevent
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  1. To make impossible; prevent
  2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit:
  3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude:
To keep from happening; avert:
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  1. To keep from happening; avert:
  2. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  3. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
To exclude or shut out; bar.
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  1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  2. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
  3. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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  1. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
  2. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
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  1. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
  2. To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
  3. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
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  1. To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
  2. To set or mark off the limits of; limit; confine
  3. (Geom.) To draw a plane figure around (another plane figure) either to intersect each vertex of the inner figure, as a circle around a square, or to have each side of the outer figure tangent to the inner figure, as a square around a circle
To interfere with action or progress.
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  1. To interfere with action or progress.
  2. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  3. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
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  1. To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
  2. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
  3. (South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
To keep or confine within physical limits:
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  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
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  1. The power of one branch of government to prohibit a certain action by another; for example, the chief executive’s right to refuse to sign a legislature-passed bill into law.
  2. To forbid, prohibit, or decide against:
  3. To prevent (a bill) from becoming law by a veto
A sentence or decree of outlawry
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  1. A sentence or decree of outlawry
  2. Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
  3. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
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  1. The action of not allowing, or of withdrawing allowance.
An official prohibition or edict against something.
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  1. An official prohibition or edict against something.
  2. The act of forbidding; prohibition
Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
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  1. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  2. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
  3. The act of inhibiting or the state of being inhibited.
An order or law that forbids
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  1. An order or law that forbids
  2. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
  3. (Proper) In the U.S., the period (1920-1933) of prohibition by federal law
The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
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  1. The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
  2. The act of proscribing; prohibition.
  3. Prohibition or interdiction
Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
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  1. Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
  2. Not permitted; prohibited
Not permissible
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  1. Not permissible
  2. Not permitted; not permissible:
  3. Not permissible; not to be permitted or allowed.
Forbidden; prohibited.
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  1. Forbidden; prohibited.
To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
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  1. To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
  2. (South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
  3. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
To exclude or shut out; bar.
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  1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  2. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
  3. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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  1. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
  2. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
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  1. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
  2. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
  3. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
To command to stay away from; exclude or bar from
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  1. To command to stay away from; exclude or bar from
  2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit:
  3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude:
(--- Psychology) To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
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  1. (--- Psychology) To suppress or restrain (behavior, an impulse, or a desire) consciously or unconsciously.
  2. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
  3. (Eccles.) To prohibit; forbid
To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of:
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  1. To confront and halt the activities, advance, or entry of:
  2. To prohibit (an action) or prohibit the use of (a thing); forbid with authority
  3. (R.C.Ch.) To exclude (a person, parish, etc.) from certain acts, sacraments, or privileges
In the U.S., to remove the legal force of (contracts, etc.)
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  1. In the U.S., to remove the legal force of (contracts, etc.)
  2. To declare unlawful or illegal
  3. To bar, or ban
To prevent; preclude:
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  1. To prevent; preclude:
  2. To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
  3. To forbid by authority:
To denounce or forbid the practice, use, etc. of; interdict
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  1. To denounce or forbid the practice, use, etc. of; interdict
  2. To prohibit; forbid:
  3. In ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc.
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