a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
"in 1920 the 18th amendment to the Constitution established prohibition in the US"
prohibition, ban, proscription(noun)
a decree that prohibits something
prohibition, prohibition era(noun)
the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
refusal to approve or assent to
prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance(noun)
the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
"they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
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This business is still in its infancy. It's like investing in alcohol post-Prohibition. There will be tons of growth, but there are going to be home runs and there will be lots of strikeouts.
That's why I will work with you to craft the right bill that thoughtfully and carefully eliminates the era of prohibition that is currently failing us so miserably.
Prohibition creates a bigger criminal market, not a smaller one.
We will refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry, we will enforce a strict prohibition on backdoor funding schemes and end-runs around our policy.
We met over several days and I spoke with some of our allies, the National Security Council considered the near century-old international prohibition against the use of chemical weapons. Defense Secretary James Mattis maintains The Syrian regime repeatedly and deliberately violated the international law. The Pentagon says the response was a retaliatory strike for Assad’s chemical attack on innocent civilians including children.
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