interdict
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of entredite, from Anglo-French, from Latin interdictum prohibition, from neuter of interdictus, past participle of interdicere to interpose, forbid, from inter- + dicere to say — more at diction Date: 15th century 1. a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical censure withdrawing most sacraments and Christian burial from a person or district 2. a prohibitory decree II. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to lay under or prohibit by an interdict 2. to forbid in a usually formal or authoritative manner 3. a. to destroy, damage, or cut off (as an enemy line of supply) by firepower to stop or hamper an enemy b. intercept 2a <
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Synonyms: see forbidinterdiction nouninterdictive adjectiveinterdictor nouninterdictory adjective

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  • Interdict — • Originally in Roman law, an interlocutory edict of the praetor, especially in matter affecting the right of possession; it still preserves this meaning in both Roman and canon law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Interdict      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Interdict — In ter*dict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interdicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interdicting}.] [OE. entrediten to forbid communion, L. interdicere, interdictum. See {Interdict}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To forbid; to prohibit or debar; as, to interdict… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interdict — INTERDÍCT, interdicte, s.n. Pedeapsă dată în evul mediu de autoritatea bisericii catolice, prin care se interzicea temporar unui preot, unei biserici, unei regiuni sau unei ţări să oficieze cultul divin sau să participe la el. – Din lat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • interdict — in·ter·dict 1 / in tər ˌdikt/ n 1: something that prohibits 2: one that has been interdicted compare ward in·ter·dict 2 /ˌin tər dikt/ vt 1 …   Law dictionary

  • Interdict — In ter*dict , n. [OE. entredit, enterdit, OF. entredit, F. interdit, fr. L. interdictum, fr. interdicere to interpose, prohibit; inter between + dicere to say. See {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A prohibitory order or decree; a prohibition. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interdict — Interdict. Lehnten sich im Mittelalter einzelne Personen oder ganze Städte und Provinzen gegen die Beschlüsse des Papstes auf, so sprach derselbe das Interdict gegen sie aus. Aller Gottesdienst hörte dann auf, die Kirchen wurden verschlossen,… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • interdict — [in΄tər dikt′; ] for n. [ in′tər dikt΄] vt. [altered (infl. by L interdictus) < ME entrediten < n. entredit: see INTERDICT n. below] 1. to prohibit (an action) or prohibit the use of (a thing); forbid with authority 2. to restrain from… …   English World dictionary

  • Interdict — (v. lat. Interdictum), 1) im Römischen Recht ursprünglich am Befehl, Gebot (Decretum) od. Verbot (I. im engeren Sinne), welchen der Prätor bei gewissen Rechtsirrungen sofort auf Antrag einer Partei erließ, der aber, wenn der Gegner Widerspruch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • interdict — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. entredit, pp. of entredire forbid by decree, from L. interdicere interpose by speech, prohibit, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + dicere to speak, to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • interdict — vb ban, inhibit, enjoin, *forbid, prohibit Analogous words: proscribe (see SENTENCE): debar, rule out, *exclude: *restrain, curb, check Antonyms: sanction Contrasted words: *let, allow, permit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interdict — Interdict, Interdictum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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