Embargoes
Embargo Em*bar"go, n.; pl. {Embargoes}. [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See {Bar}.] An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail. [1913 Webster]

Note: If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil embargo. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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