forbiddance

[ fer-bid-ns, fawr- ]
/ fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr- /

noun

the act of forbidding.
the state of being forbidden.

Nearby words

  1. forbes,
  2. forbes disease,
  3. forbes-robertson,
  4. forbes-robertson, sir johnston,
  5. forbid,
  6. forbidden,
  7. forbidden band,
  8. forbidden city,
  9. forbidden fruit,
  10. forbidden transition

Origin of forbiddance

First recorded in 1600–10; forbid + -ance

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forbiddance

  • 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