interdiction

[ in-ter-dik-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈdɪk ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of interdicting.
the state of being interdicted.
steady bombardment of enemy positions and communications lines for the purpose of delaying and disorganizing progress.

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Origin of interdiction

First recorded in 1485–95, interdiction is from the Latin word interdictiōn- (stem of interdictiō). See interdict, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for interdiction

interdiction
/ (ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən) /

noun

the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
an interdict
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