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noun prohibition pronunciation in British English /ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularprohibition
pluralprohibitions

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  1. 1
    [countable] a law or rule that stops people from doing something
    prohibition on:

    Environmental groups want a total prohibition on the dumping of nuclear waste.

    prohibition against:

    a prohibition against the disclosure of information

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the action of officially preventing something from being done

    the prohibition of discrimination

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