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Definition of Prohibition

Prohibition

  1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
  2. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.

Prohibition Quotations

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
W. C. Fields

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
Will Rogers

For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
Jello Biafra

One of the things is that the good intentions of Prohibition, from reading over the years and from becoming obsessed with the research of gangs in New York City, seems to have allowed crime figures at the time, like Luciano, Capone, Torrio and Rothstein, to organize to become more powerful, which pulled all the way through until the '70s.
Martin Scorsese

There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.
Bill Bryson
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Prohibition Translations

prohibition in German is Verbot
prohibition in Italian is divieto
prohibition in Latin is prohibitio