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"prohibition" in British English

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prohibitionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌprəʊ.ɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ /-hɪˈ-/  us   /ˌproʊ-/
the ​act of ​officially not ​allowing something, or an ​order that does this: New York City has ​announced a prohibition onsmoking on ​buses. The ​environmentalgroup is ​demanding a ​complete prohibition against the ​hunting of ​whales. It's my ​feeling that the ​moneyspent on ​drug prohibition would be ​betterspent on ​information and ​education.

Prohibitionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌprəʊ.ɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ /-hɪ-/  us   /ˌproʊ-/
(Definition of prohibition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prohibitionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌproʊ·həˈbɪʃ·ən, ˌproʊ·ə-/
US history In the US, Prohibition was the ​period from 1920 to 1933 when the ​production and ​sale of ​alcohol was ​illegal.
(Definition of prohibition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Prohibition" in Business English

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Prohibitionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃən/
the ​period from 1920 to 1933 when the ​production and ​sale of alcohol was forbidden in the US: There was a ​thrivingblackmarket during Prohibition.

prohibitionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌprəʊhɪˈbɪʃən/
a ​law or ​rule that ​officiallystops something from being done, or the fact of not being ​allowed by ​officialrules or ​laws: The ​regulations spell out the prohibition of age ​discrimination in the ​workplace.a prohibition against/on sth There is a prohibition on ​disclosinginformation.
(Definition of Prohibition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prohibition”
in Arabic مَنع…
in Korean (법에 의한) 금지…
in Portuguese proibição…
in Catalan prohibició…
in Japanese 禁止…
in Chinese (Simplified) 禁止, 禁令…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禁止, 禁令…
in Italian proibizione…
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