What is another word for interdict?

Synonyms for interdict
ˈɪn tərˌdɪkt; ˌɪn tərˈdɪktin·ter·dict

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interdict

    To prohibit is to give some formal command against, and especially to make some authoritative legal enactment against. Debar is said of persons, disallow of acts; one is debarred from anything when shut off, as by some irresistible authority or necessity; one is prohibited from an act in express terms; he may be debarred by silent necessity. An act is disallowed by the authority that might have allowed it; the word is especially applied to acts which are done before they are pronounced upon; thus, a government may disallow the act of its commander in the field or its admiral on the high seas. Inhibit and interdict are chiefly known by their ecclesiastical use. As between forbid and prohibit, forbid is less formal and more personal, prohibit more official and judicial, with the implication of readiness to use such force as may be needed to give effect to the enactment; a parent forbids a child to take part in some game or to associate with certain companions; the slave-trade is now prohibited by the leading nations of the world. Many things are prohibited by law which can not be wholly prevented, as gambling and prostitution; on the other hand, things may be prevented which are not prohibited, as the services of religion, the payment of debts, or military conquest. That which is precluded need not be prohibited. Compare ABOLISH; HINDER; PREVENT.

    debar, disallow, forbid, hinder, inhibit, preclude, prevent, prohibit

    allow, authorize, command, consent to, direct, empower, enjoin, give consent, give leave, give permission, let, license, order, permit, put up with, require, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant

    An act is prohibited by law; a person is prohibited by law from doing a certain act. Prohibit was formerly construed, as forbid still is, with the infinitive, but the construction with from and the verbal noun has now entirely superseded the older usage.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interdict

    prohibit, restrain, estop, disallow, debar, proscribe, forbid

    concede, indulge, grant, airflow

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 2 votes

  1. interdictnoun

    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. interdict, interdictionverb

    a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity


  3. interdictverb

    destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication

    disallow, proscribe, forbid, nix, prohibit, veto

  4. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixverb

    command against

    "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

    blackball, forestall, disallow, prohibit, preclude, nix, negative, prevent, proscribe, veto, foreclose, forbid

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interdictverb

    forbid, prohibit, inhibit

  2. interdictnoun

    prohibition, interdiction

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "interdict":

    intercept, prohibit

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  1. Kamran Bokhari:

    (The) attack got intercepted while it was still in motion and didn’t lead to any tourist deaths, but the question is: how many such attacks are in the pipeline and will the police be able to interdict?

  2. Tony Arevalo:

    A well-coordinated effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and our highly-trained agents led us to safely interdict these migrants.

  3. Brandon Judd:

    Those checkpoints are there to interdict the people trying to evade apprehension.

  4. Kurt Tidd:

    We are able to see a significant amount of the movement of drugs at sea and in the air. The challenge that we have is the ability to interdict.

  5. Lee Rigby:

    We’ve certainly seen over the last few months a growing concern about exactly the type of attack you just described, it doesn’t take an awful lot of organizing, it doesn’t take too many people to conspire together, there’s no great complexity to it, so what that means is that we have a very short time to interdict, to actually intervene, and make sure that these people don’t get away with it.

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