Know Your Next Word : interdict

9. interdict :

noun :

A prohibition, especially a formal one, as by a court, church

verb :

To prohibit or stop

Usage :

  • In China, near Shanghai, the inhabitants of two small districts have the privilege of raising eggs for the whole surrounding country, and that they may give up their whole time to this business, they are interdicted by law from producing silk.(Charles Darwin : The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication : 1868.)

  • the role of the FBI in interdicting spies attempting to pass US secrets to the Soviet Union

  • Constant air attacks interdicted the enemy's advance.

    Related Forms :

    interdictor : noun

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