Prohibiter Pro*hib"it*er, n. One who prohibits or forbids; a forbidder; an interdicter. [1913 Webster]

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  • prohibiter — pro·hib·it·er …   English syllables

  • prohibiter — bə̇d.ə(r), bə̇tə noun ( s) : one that prohibits …   Useful english dictionary

  • prohibit — prohibiter, prohibitor, n. /proh hib it/, v.t. 1. to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here. 2. to forbid the action of (a person). 3. to prevent; hinder. [1400 50; late ME < L prohibitus ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • prohibit — verb (prohibits, prohibiting, prohibited) 1》 formally forbid by law, rule, etc. 2》 prevent. Phrases the prohibited degrees another term for the forbidden degrees (see forbid). Derivatives prohibiter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • prohibit — [prō hib′it, prəhib′it] vt. [ME prohibeten < L prohibitus, pp. of prohibere, to prohibit < pro , before (see PRO 2) + habere, to have (see HABIT)] 1. to refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order 2. to prevent; hinder SYN. FORBID… …   English World dictionary

  • prohibit — (prohibited, prohibiting) (often foll. by from + verbal noun) 1 formally forbid, esp. by authority. 2 prevent; make impossible (his accident prohibits him from playing football). Phrases and idioms: prohibited degrees degrees of blood… …   Useful english dictionary

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