interdict meaning

Pronunciation:   "interdict" in a sentence
Noun: interdict  'intu(r)`dikt
  1. An ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district 
  2. A court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    - interdiction
Verb: interdict  `intu(r)'dikt
  1. Destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication 
  2. Command against
    - forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix [N. Amer]

Derived forms: interdicted, interdicting, interdicts

See also: interdiction

Type of: animadversion, ban, censure, command, court order, destroy, destruct, prohibition, proscription, require, spifflicate, spiflicate

Encyclopedia: Interdict

An injunction in Scottish law.

n civil law : one incompetent to manage his or her affairs by reason of insanity, mental weakness, or susceptibility to undue influence


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  1. he was threatened with a papal interdict.
  2. the defendant did not obey the interdict.
  3. interdict could also be sought for the protection of public interests.
  4. but the seebeck coefficient was reduced by pd-substituted because of the interdict band width was reduced
  5. there is a firm commitment by this government to cooperate in intelligence matters, to help interdict financing of terrorist organizations

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