interdict

Interdict means to forbid, to nix, to veto. If your parents find out you're planning a party for a time when they're away , they will interdict it.

If your principal has interdicted gum-chewing at school, he might set up a few random check points, interdicting gum-chewing students with detentions and a command to instantly spit out their offensive, long-lasting candy. To interdict, pope-style, is to in essence excommunicate, or prohibit a person or especially a place from the functions and privileges of the church.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: interdict

1
vn
command against
an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
2
v
destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: interdict
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v command against

Synonyms:
disallow, forbid, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto
Antonyms:
allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission
allow, grant
let have
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ban
prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
bar, debar, exclude
prevent from entering; keep out
enjoin
issue an injunction
criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
declare illegal; outlaw
ban, censor
forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
Type of:
command, require
make someone do something

n an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district

Type of:
animadversion, censure
harsh criticism or disapproval

n a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity

Synonyms:
interdiction
Type of:
court order
a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
ban, prohibition, proscription
a decree that prohibits something
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v destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication

Type of:
destroy, destruct
do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

WORD FORMS

vv
command against
destroy by firepower, such as a line of communication
1 interdict
n
an ecclesiastical censure withdrawing sacraments
2 interdict
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