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interdict

in·ter·dict

interdict

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In tr dIkt
definition 1: a legal prohibition to act.
antonyms:
sanction
definition 2: in the Roman Catholic Church, the withdrawal of sacraments and the right to a Christian burial as a means of censuring.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: In tr dIkt
inflections: interdicted, interdicting, interdicts
definition 1: to forbid or prohibit by legal or ecclesiastical authority.
antonyms:
sanction
similar words:
outlaw, prohibit, taboo, veto
definition 2: to deter or impede by the steady use of firepower.
They interdicted the further advance of the enemy.
derivations: interdiction (n.), interdictor (n.)