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

  Prohibit \Pro*hib"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prohibited; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Prohibiting.] [L. prohibitus, p. p. of prohibere
     to prohibit; pro before, forth + habere to have, hold. See
     Habit.]
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     1. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited
        Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we
        prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing
        of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or
        it prohibits stealing.
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     Note: Prohibit was formerly followed by to with the
           infinitive, but is now commonly followed by from with
           the verbal noun in -ing.
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     2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
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              Gates of burning adamant,
              Barred over us, prohibit all egress.  --Milton.
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     Syn: To forbid; interdict; debar; prevent; hinder.
  
     Usage: Prohibit, Forbid. To forbid is Anglo-Saxon, and is
            more familiar; to prohibit is Latin, and is more
            formal or official. A parent forbids his child to be
            out late at night; he prohibits his intercourse with
            the profane and vicious.
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