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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·hi·bi·tion /ˌproəˈbɪʃən ||ˌprohə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·hi·bi·tion n.
 1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
    The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of prohibitions.   --Tillotson.
 2. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
 Writ of prohibition Law, a writ issued by a superior tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending before it.
 Note:By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; "in 1920
           the 18th amendment to the Constitution established
           prohibition in the US"
      2: a decree that prohibits something [syn: ban, proscription]
      3: the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic
         beverages was prohibited in the United States by a
         constitutional amendment [syn: prohibition era]
      4: refusal to approve or assent to
      5: the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an
         instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition
         in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic
         beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance" [syn: inhibition,