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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
Fifth Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees certain rights to accused criminals by providing due process of law, forbidding double jeopardy, and protecting persons from testifying against themselves.
inhospitable of a place or climate, not offering shelter or a favorable condition or aspect; barren; forbidding. [1/2 definitions]
prohibitive serving as a prohibition; forbidding. [1/2 definitions]
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.
stern1 grim or forbidding. [1/2 definitions]
Tenure of Office Act a law forbidding the U.S. President to remove a federal officeholder from office without the approval of the Senate. The act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1867, overriding the veto of President Andrew Johnson.
unapproachable remote, aloof, or forbidding. [1/2 definitions]
unbending forbidding or aloof. [1/3 definitions]
unfriendly not offering good prospects; not welcoming; forbidding. [1/2 definitions]
Volstead Act an act of Congress passed in 1919 and repealed in 1933, enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages.