Definition for PRO-HI-BI'TION

PRO-HI-BI'TION, n. [Fr. from L. prohibitio.]

  1. The act of forbidding or interdicting; a declaration to hinder some action; interdict. The law of God in the ten commandments consists mostly of prohibitions; “thou shalt not do such a thing.” – Tillotson.
  2. In law, a writ of prohibition, is a writ issuing from a superior tribunal, directed to the judges of an inferior court, commanding them to cease from the prosecution of a suit. By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself. – Blackstone.

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