noun Date: circa 1611 the act of forbidding

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  • Forbiddance — For*bid dance, n. The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] How hast thou yield to transgress The strict forbiddance. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbiddance — index bar (obstruction), constraint (restriction), embargo, estoppel, obstacle, obstruction, pro …   Law dictionary

  • forbiddance — [fər bid′ ns, fôrbid′ ns] n. the act of forbidding; prohibition …   English World dictionary

  • forbiddance — noun an official prohibition or edict against something. He ignored his parents forbiddance. Syn: ban See Also: prohibition …   Wiktionary

  • forbiddance — noun 1. an official prohibition or edict against something • Syn: ↑ban, ↑banning, ↑forbidding • Derivationally related forms: ↑forbid (for: ↑forbidding), ↑forbid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • forbiddance — /feuhr bid ns, fawr /, n. 1. the act of forbidding. 2. the state of being forbidden. [1600 10; FORBID + ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • forbiddance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A refusal to allow: ban, disallowance, inhibition, interdiction, prohibition, proscription, taboo. See ALLOW …   English dictionary for students

  • forbiddance — n. prohibition, ban …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forbiddance — n interdiction, interdict, taboo, prohibition, proscription, outlawry, ban, injunction, embargo; disallowance, veto, rejection, refusal …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • forbiddance — for·bid·dance …   English syllables

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