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

  Forbidden \For*bid"den\, a.
     Prohibited; interdicted.
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           I know no spells, use no forbidden arts. --Milton.
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     Forbidden fruit.
     (a) Any coveted unlawful pleasure, -- so called with
         reference to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.
     (b) (Bot.) A small variety of shaddock ({Citrus decumana).
         The name is given in different places to several
         varieties of Citrus fruits.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forbid \For*bid"\ (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"), v. t. [imp. Forbade
     (f[o^]r*b[a^]d"); p. p. Forbidden (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"d'n)
     ({Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. Forbidding
     (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"d[i^]ng).] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbe['o]dan;
     pref. for- + be['o]dan to bid; akin to D. verbieden, G.
     verbieten, Icel. fyrirbj[=o][eth]a, forbo[eth]a, Sw.
     f["o]rbjuda, Dan. forbyde. See Bid, v. t.]
     1. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to
        interdict.
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              More than I have said . . .
              The leisure and enforcement of the time
              Forbids to dwell upon.                --Shak.
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     2. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to
        command not to enter.
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              Have I not forbid her my house?       --Shak.
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     3. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual
        command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of
        the army.
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              A blaze of glory that forbids the sight. --Dryden.
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     4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]
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              He shall live a man forbid.           --Shak.
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     5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] --L. Andrews.
  
     Syn: To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold;
          restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forbidden
      adj 1: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our
             house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo
             subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited,
             proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "forbidden":
     banned, barred, contraband, forbade, forbid, illegal, illicit,
     nonpermissible, not permitted, off limits, out of bounds, outlawed,
     prohibited, ruled out, taboo, tabooed, unallowed, unauthorized,
     under the ban, unlawful, unlicensed, unpermissible, unsanctioned,
     untouchable, verboten, vetoed
  
  

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