- to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here.
- to forbid the action of (a person).
- to prevent; hinder.
Origin of prohibit
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Examples from the Web for prohibited
Doctors are prohibited from doing what a patient needs by rigid practice guidelines.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Cervecerías Barú resolved problems with their draft system that prohibited them from selling on tap for almost seven years.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
The dispute was based on whether the fan was prohibited in the debate rules, which both campaigns had agreed on.Florida Man Freaks Out Over Fan
October 16, 2014
Last year, he booked a trip with a woman who's not his wife, which is prohibited under Orthodox law.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel
Steven I. Weiss
October 15, 2014
The FAA prohibited commercial flights over Ukraine 24 hours later.MH17 Switched Places With Another Jet
September 9, 2014
If criticism of this kind is prohibited the doors of the House might as well be shut.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Then we got sycee silver, which was prohibited for exportation.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Have they not prohibited our correspondence upon that very surmise?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
All women are prohibited from entering these portions of the cloisters.
The use of coaches or other vehicles is prohibited, and the churches are never empty.
- to forbid by law or other authority
- to hinder or prevent
Word Origin and History for prohibited
early 15c., from Latin prohibitus, past participle of prohibere "to hold back, restrain" (see prohibition). Related: Prohibited; prohibiting.