interdict

interdict
interdicts, interdicting, interdicted
(The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)dɪ̱kt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)dɪkt[/t]].)
1) VERB If an armed force interdicts something or someone, they stop them and prevent them from moving. If they interdict a route, they block it or cut it off. [AM, FORMAL]

[V n] Troops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments.

[V n] ...efforts to isolate the theater of operations by interdicting the bridges.

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interdiction N-VAR

...increased drug interdiction efforts by the military and Coast Guard.

2) N-COUNT An interdict is an official order that something must not be done or used. [FORMAL]

The National Trust has placed an interdict on jet-skis in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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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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