Part of speech: noun

The act of prohibiting anything, as the sale of intoxicants.

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Usage examples "prohibition":

  1. For it begins with casting a doubt on the reality of the prohibition. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  2. We make a great to- do at home over the prohibition question, but in the Highlands they manage these matters more easily. - "Our Journey to the Hebrides", Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell.
  3. The prohibition affects only aggressive war. - "The Geneva Protocol", David Hunter Miller.