Definition of 'prohibit'
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This is strictly prohibited in accordance with international civil aviation law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)US law prohibits nuclear co-operation without an agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is strictly prohibited in accordance with international civil aviation law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)US law prohibits nuclear co-operation without an agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Nationality discrimination is prohibited in that context. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Such practices are prohibited under international law and have no place in any society. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The workers are strictly prohibited from raising their heads to look around. The Sun (2011)Rome prohibited the use of weapons laced with toxins. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no law that prohibits the financial manager from introducing data which are not in the company accounts. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Under international maritime law ships are prohibited from discharging raw sewage within 12 miles of the coast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The law prohibited minors from serving, but it was frequently ignored. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Government will table a draft law prohibiting it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Any gesture at the President is prohibited by law. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The company's employment policy prohibited personal use of the service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Religious organizations are exempt from the ban on religious discrimination, but not from the other prohibited forms of discrimination. Christianity Today (2000)They were ignoring the law which prohibited such conduct; a law which had been enacted to improve safety on the roads. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The law prohibits, for example, the amputation of a healthy hand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Although religious imagery was excluded from the churches, the Elizabethan government did not prohibit its use elsewhere. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It advised that ministers could exercise the same powers as the Crown, as long as there was no law to prohibit them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Men in most of the world's cultures have preferred to take more than one wife, yet in modern industrial societies this practice is prohibited by law. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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Translations for 'prohibit'
British English: prohibit /prəˈhɪbɪt/ VERB
If someone prohibits something, they forbid it or make it illegal.
The laws prohibit foreign journalists from working here.
- American English: prohibit
- Arabic: يَحْظِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: proibir
- Chinese: 禁止
- Croatian: zabraniti
- Czech: zakázat
- Danish: forbyde
- Dutch: verbieden
- European Spanish: prohibir
- Finnish: kieltää
- French: interdire
- German: verbieten
- Greek: απαγορεύω
- Italian: vietare
- Japanese: 禁止する
- Korean: 금지하다
- Norwegian: forby
- Polish: zakazać
- European Portuguese: proibir
- Romanian: a interzice
- Russian: запрещать
- Spanish: prohibir
- Swedish: förbjuda
- Thai: ห้ามโดยกฎหมาย
- Turkish: yasaklamak
- Ukrainian: забороняти
- Vietnamese: cấm
Definition of prohibit from the Collins English Dictionary
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