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 for interdict
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interdict \In`ter*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interdicted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Interdicting.] [OE. entrediten to forbid
     communion, L. interdicere, interdictum. See Interdict, n.]
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     1. To forbid; to prohibit or debar; as, to interdict
        intercourse with foreign nations.
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              Charged not to touch the interdicted tree. --Milton.
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     2. (Eccl.) To lay under an interdict; to cut off from the
        enjoyment of religious privileges, as a city, a church, an
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              An archbishop may not only excommunicate and
              interdict his suffragans, but his vicar general may
              do the same.                          --Ayliffe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interdict \In"ter*dict`\, n. [OE. entredit, enterdit, OF.
     entredit, F. interdit, fr. L. interdictum, fr. interdicere to
     interpose, prohibit; inter between + dicere to say. See
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     1. A prohibitory order or decree; a prohibition.
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              These are not fruits forbidden; no interdict
              Defends the touching of these viands pure. --Milton.
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     2. (R. C. Ch.) A prohibition of the pope, by which the clergy
        or laymen are restrained from performing, or from
        attending, divine service, or from administering the
        offices or enjoying the privileges of the church.
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     3. (Scots Law) An order of the court of session, having the
        like purpose and effect with a writ of injunction out of
        chancery in England and America.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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 [syn: interdict, interdiction]
      v 1: destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of
      2: command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night";
         "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed
         our plans" [syn: forbid, prohibit, interdict,
         proscribe, veto, disallow, nix] [ant: allow,
         countenance, let, permit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "interdict":
     Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, arrest,
     arrestation, ban, bar, bench warrant, capias, caveat, check,
     constraint, contraband, control, cooling, cooling down,
     cooling off, curb, curtailment, death warrant, debar, deceleration,
     denial, deny, disallow, disallowance, embargo, enjoin, exclude,
     exclude from, exclusion, fieri facias, forbid, forbiddance,
     forbidden fruit, forbidding, habere facias possessionem, hindrance,
     index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, inhibit,
     inhibition, injunction, interdiction, interdictum, law,
     legal restraint, mandamus, mandate, mandatory injunction, mittimus,
     monopoly, nisi prius, no-no, notice, notification, outlaw, precept,
     preclude, preclusion, prevent, prevention, process, prohibit,
     prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription,
     protection, protectionism, protective tariff, rationing, refusal,
     refuse, rein, reject, rejection, repress, repression, restraint,
     restraint of trade, restrictive covenants, retardation,
     retrenchment, rule out, ruling out, say no to, search warrant,
     self-control, shut out, slowing down, statute, sumptuary laws,
     suppress, suppression, taboo, tariff wall, thought control,
     warrant, warrant of arrest, warrant of attorney, writ, zoning,
     zoning laws

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INTERDICT, civil Among the Romans it was an ordinance of the praetor, which 
  forbade or enjoined the parties in a suit to do something particularly 
  specified, until it should be decided definitely who had the right in 
  relation to it. Like an injunction, the interdict was merely personal in its 
  effects and it had also another similarity to it, by being temporary or 
  perpetual. Dig. 43, 1, 1, 3, and 4. See Story, E Jur. 865; Halif. Civ. Law, 
  ch. 6 Vicat, Vocab. h. v.; Hein. Elem. Pand. Ps. 6, Sec. 285. Vide 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INTERDICT, OR INTERDICTION, eccles. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which 
  divine services are prohibited either to particular persons or particular 
  places. These tyrannical edicts, issued by ecclesiastical powers, have never 
  been in force in the United States. 

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