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


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.

Origin of interdiction

First recorded in 1485–95, interdiction is from the Latin word interdictiōn- (stem of interdictiō). See interdict, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for interdiction


/ (ˌɪntəˈdɪkʃən) /


the act of interdicting or state of being interdicted
an interdict
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Word Origin and History for interdiction



mid-15c., enterdiccioun, from Latin interdictionem (nominative interdictio) "prohibition, interdiction," noun of action from past participle stem of interdicere (see interdict).

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