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forbiddance

[fer-bid-ns, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr-/
noun
1.
the act of forbidding.
2.
the state of being forbidden.
Origin of forbiddance
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; forbid + -ance
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  • Tis but exceeding seldom I do aught wrong, and then mostly because I am teased with forbiddance of the same.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • It seemed, as she spoke it, introduced simply to add peremptoriness to her forbiddance.

    The Tenants of Malory Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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