prohibition

Definitions

Economics

  • Denial of the right to import or export, applying to particular products and/or particular countries. Includes embargo.

Human Resources

  • noun an act of forbidding something

Law

  • noun a High Court order forbidding a lower court from doing something which exceeds its jurisdiction

Wine

  • (written as Prohibition)
    the period between 1919 and 1933 during which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was forbidden by the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. Vineyards across the country were neglected and the wine industry collapsed.
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