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1. interdict

noun. ['ˈɪntɝˌdɪkt'] a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity.

Synonyms

  • ban
  • court order
  • interdiction
  • proscription

Antonyms

  • proliferation
  • free
  • unbar
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • entrediten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • entredire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Interdict

  • addict
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  • derelict
  • maastricht
  • perfect

2. interdict

noun. ['ˈɪntɝˌdɪkt'] an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district.

Synonyms

  • censure

Antonyms

  • unavailability
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • entrediten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • entredire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. interdict

verb. ['ˈɪntɝˌdɪkt'] destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication.

Synonyms

  • destroy

Antonyms

  • communicate
  • admit

Etymology

  • entrediten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • entredire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. interdict

verb. ['ˈɪntɝˌdɪkt'] command against.

Synonyms

  • ban
  • bar
  • criminalise
  • criminalize
  • illegalize
  • command
  • prohibit
  • enjoin
  • illegalise
  • debar
  • forbid
  • proscribe
  • nix
  • require
  • exclude
  • outlaw
  • disallow

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • entrediten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • entredire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word interdict


1. Verb, base form
A British force under Maj. Gen. William Phillips landed at different points along the James River in April 1781 as part of a movement to interdict patriot communications and support Lord Cornwallis' army in North Carolina.

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