prohibition

prohibition
Inhibition; interdiction. Act or law prohibiting something, as 18th Amendment to U.S.Const. (1920) prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, except for medicinal purposes (such Prohibition Amendment was repealed by 21st Amendment in 1933).
Writ or process. Prohibition is that process by which a superior court prevents an inferior court or tribunal possessing judicial or quasi-judicial powers from exceeding its jurisdiction in matters over which it has cognizance or usurping matters not within its jurisdiction to hear or determine. The Florida Bar, Fla., 329 So.2d 301, 302.
A means of restraint on judicial personnel or bodies to prevent usurpation of judicial power, and its essential function is to confine inferior courts to their proper jurisdiction and to prevent them from acting without or in excess of their jurisdiction; it is preventive in nature rather than corrective. State ex rel. McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Gaertner, Mo.App., 601 S.W.2d 295, 296.
The writ of prohibition is the counterpart of the writ of mandamus

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • PROHIBITION — (1919 1933) Par le XVIIIe amendement à la Constitution, ratifié en janvier 1919, la prohibition est instaurée aux États Unis. Désormais, il est interdit de fabriquer, de vendre et d’acheter sur le territoire fédéral toutes les boissons qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prohibition — pro·hi·bi·tion /ˌprō ə bi shən/ n 1 a: an extraordinary writ issued by a higher court commanding an inferior court to keep within its proper jurisdiction (as by ceasing a prosecution) b: an order to refrain or stop 2 a: something (as a law) that… …   Law dictionary

  • Prohibition — (lateinisch prohibere ‚verhindern‘) bezeichnet das Verbot bestimmter Drogen. In zahlreichen Staaten mit mehrheitlich muslimischer Bevölkerung ist der Handel oder Konsum von Alkohol verboten. Als Alkoholprohibition wird auch die Zeit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prohibition — Pro hi*bi tion, n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict. [1913 Webster] The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prohibition — Sf Verbot per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. prohibitio, Abstraktum zu l. prohibēre verbieten, fernhalten, abhalten , zu l. habēre haben, halten, handhaben und l. pro . Adjektiv: prohibitiv.    Ebenso nndl. prohibitie, ne …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • prohibition — [prō΄ə bish′ən, prō΄hibish′ən] n. [ME prohibicion < MFr prohibition < L prohibitio] 1. a prohibiting or being prohibited 2. an order or law that forbids ☆ 3. the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic… …   English World dictionary

  • prohibition — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. prohibition (early 13c.), from L. prohibitionem (nom. prohibitio) a hindering, forbidding, from prohibitus, pp. of prohibere hold back, from pro away, forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + habere to hold (see HABIT …   Etymology dictionary

  • prohibition — Prohibition. s. f. Terme des anciennes Ordonnances. Inhibition, deffense, &c. Nous faisons tres expresse prohibition …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • prohibition — ► NOUN 1) the action of prohibiting. 2) an order that forbids. 3) (Prohibition) the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the US from 1920 to 1933. DERIVATIVES Prohibitionist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Prohibition — Prohibition,die:⇨Verbot …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Prohibition — n the period from 1919 to 1933 in the US when the production and sale of alcoholic drinks was illegal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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