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PROHIB'IT, v.t. [L. prohibeo; pro and habeo, to hold.]

1. To forbid; to interdict by authority; applicable to persons or things, but implying authority or right. God prohibited Adam to eat of the fruit of a certain tree. The moral law prohibits what is wrong and commands what is right. We prohibit a person to do a thing, and we prohibit the thing to be done.

2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.

Gates of burning adamant,

Barr'd over us, prohibit all egress.



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PROHIB'IT, v.t. [L. prohibeo; pro and habeo, to hold.]

1. To forbid; to interdict by authority; applicable to persons or things, but implying authority or right. God prohibited Adam to eat of the fruit of a certain tree. The moral law prohibits what is wrong and commands what is right. We prohibit a person to do a thing, and we prohibit the thing to be done.

2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.

Gates of burning adamant,

Barr'd over us, prohibit all egress.

PRO-HIB'IT, v.t. [L. prohibeo; pro and habeo, to hold; Fr. prohiber; It. proibire; Sp. prohibir.]

  1. To forbid; to interdict by authority; applicable to persons or things, but implying authority or right. God prohibited Adam to eat of the fruit of a certain tree. The moral law prohibits what is wrong and commands what is right. We prohibit a person to do a thing, and we prohibit the thing to be done.
  2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude. Gates of burning adamant, / Bar'd over us, prohibit all egress. – Milton.

Pro*hib"it
  1. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing.

    * Prohibit was formerly followed by to with the infinitive, but is now commonly followed by from with the verbal noun in -ing.

  2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.

    Gates of burning adamant,
    Barred over us, prohibit all egress.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- To forbid; interdict; debar; prevent; hinder. -- Prohibit, Forbid. To forbid is Anglo-Saxon, and is more familiar; to prohibit is Latin, and is more formal or official. A parent forbids his child to be out late at night; he prohibits his intercourse with the profane and vicious.

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Prohibit

PROHIB'IT, verb transitive [Latin prohibeo; pro and habeo, to hold.]

1. To forbid; to interdict by authority; applicable to persons or things, but implying authority or right. God prohibited Adam to eat of the fruit of a certain tree. The moral law prohibits what is wrong and commands what is right. We prohibit a person to do a thing, and we prohibit the thing to be done.

2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.

Gates of burning adamant,

Barr'd over us, prohibit all egress.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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