The word prohibition originated in the late 14th century from the Latin word prohibitionem which means “hindering or forbidding” or from prohibitus, past participle of the word prohibere which means “hold back”. Prohibere is the combination of two words –pro means “away, forth” and habere means, “to hold”.

1. Law that forbids some action by a person, institute, organization or any body
2. Prevention or barring someone from doing something

In some areas, parking of vehicles is strictly restricted or prohibited. You can’t park your car, bike etc in these zones. It is a law, which doesn’t allow you to do something and hence its said to be a prohibition.

1. The prohibitions have been put just to restore peace between the various religious groups.
2. Inspite of the prohibitions on going out and late night parties, she broke the rule and went to the club.

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