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prohibition

noun [C or U]     /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 on smoking on buses . The environmental group is demanding a complete prohibition against the hunting of whales . It's my feeling that the money spent on drug prohibition would be better spent on information and education .Forbidding and banning thingsLegislation and law-making
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