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Definition of Embargo


  1. An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.
  2. To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.

Embargo Quotations

And in England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab, of course, not among all Englishmen, and anti-Israeli, in the establishment. They abstained in the 1947 UN partition resolution... They maintained an arms embargo against us in the 1950s... They always worked against us. They think the Arabs are the underdogs.
Shimon Peres

Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies.
Paul Berg

Hostility toward Iran may not be the silliest of all American foreign policies - that would probably be the continuing trade embargo of Cuba - but it is undoubtedly the most self-defeating.
Stephen Kinzer

Well, I know that 500,000 children died in Iraq because of the embargo.
Jacques Verges

In 1963, the U.N. Security Council declared a voluntary arms embargo on South Africa. That was extended to a mandatory embargo in 1977. And that was followed by economic sanctions and other measures - sometimes officials, countries, cities, towns - some organized by popular movements.
Noam Chomsky
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Embargo Translations

embargo in French is embargo
embargo in German is Handelssperre
embargo in Spanish is embargo
embargo in Swedish is beslag
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