forbiddance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forbiddance the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof) "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter","a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages","he ignored his parents' forbiddance"
    • n forbiddance an official prohibition or edict against something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forbiddance The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing. "How hast thou yield to transgress
      The strict forbiddance ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forbiddance The act of forbidding, or the state of being forbidden; prohibition; a command or edict against a thing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forbiddance prohibition: command or edict against a thing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. forbéodan, pa.t. forbéad, pa.p. forboden. See pfx. for-, and bid; cf. Ger. verbieten.

Usage

In literature:

At some early period the forbiddal of marriage between those who bore the same totem-name took place.
"Pagan & Christian Creeds" by Edward Carpenter
The Lease was a strange forbiddance, a ukase issued by a tyrant, which took from children their natural liberties and rights.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Shutting us in with its grand, gentle forbiddance.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The Lease was a strange forbiddance, a ukase issued by a tyrant, which took from children their natural liberties and rights.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
But for my lord's injunctions, you'd be in evil plight; Now we must pass it over; forbidd'n are we to fight.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
But in these early springtide days he suffered her to come and go as she listed, without either persuasion or forbiddance on his own part.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
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In poetry:

Eve. Too true it is, that the malignant serpent,
Made me so lightly think of thy injunction,
That the supreme forbiddance
Little or nought I valued.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper
Where would you be? My arms you chose--
Arms too ready to seize and sin--
And kept no burning forbiddance in those
Still eyes of yours, or else, I think ...
No! I unsay it! No!... So drink.
"Over The Dregs" by Cale Young Rice