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forbiddance

[fer-bid-ns, fawr-]
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noun
  1. the act of forbidding.
  2. the state of being forbidden.

Origin of forbiddance

First recorded in 1600–10; forbid + -ance
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Examples from the Web for forbiddance

Historical Examples

  • 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