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forbiddance

[ fer-bid-ns, fawr- ]
/ fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr- /
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noun
the act of forbidding.
the state of being forbidden.
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Origin of forbiddance

First recorded in 1600–10; forbid + -ance
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How to use forbiddance in a sentence

  • It seemed, as she spoke it, introduced simply to add peremptoriness to her forbiddance.

    The Tenants of Malory|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • His tone and manner were of friendly advice, rather than of stern forbiddance.

    Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
  • 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
  • The Lease was a strange forbiddance, a ukase issued by a tyrant, which took from children their natural liberties and rights.

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