forbiddance

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forbiddance (countable and uncountable, plural forbiddances)

  1. An act of forbidding, prohibition; an official edict against something.
    • 1786, Hester Thrale Piozzi, Thraliana, 16 August:
      [T]hat such Shows should be prohibited is very rational & proper—it is however curious to see how little forbiddance is necessary; for these Superstitious Brutalities die away of themselves gradually [] .

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  • "forbiddance" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.