Definition for EM-BAR'GO

EM-BAR'GO, v.t. [Sp. and Port. embargar.]

  1. To hinder or prevent ships from sailing out of port, or into port, or both, by some law or edict of sovereign authority, for a limited time. Our ships were for a time embargoed by a law of congress.
  2. To stop; to hinder from being prosecuted by the departure or entrance of ships. The commerce of the United States has been embargoed.

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