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Prohibition

Pro`hi`bi´tion
n.1.
1.The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
2.Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
Writ of prohibition
(Law) a writ issued by a superior tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending before it.
- Blackstone.
Noun1.Prohibitionprohibition - a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
2.Prohibitionprohibition - a decree that prohibits something
Synonyms: ban, proscription
3.Prohibitionprohibition - the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
Synonyms: prohibition era
4.prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
5.prohibition - 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"

PROHIBITION, practice. The name of a writ issued by a superior court, directed to the judge and parties of a suit in an inferior court, commanding them to cease from the prosecution of the same, upon a suggestion that the cause originally, or some collateral matter arising therein, does not belong to that jurisdiction, but to the cognizance of some other court. 3 Bl. Com. 112; Com. Dig. h.t.; Bac. Ab. h.t. Saund. Index, h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.; 2 Sell. Pr. 308; Ayliffe's Parerg. 434; 2 Hen. Bl.
     2. The writ of prohibition may also be issued when, having jurisdiction, the court has attempted to proceed by rules differing from those which ought to be observed; Bull. N. P. 219; or when, by the exercise of its jurisdiction, the inferior court would defeat a legal right. 2 Chit. Pr. 355.

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