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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.
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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