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Definition authoritative prohibition; or to stop or hamper
  • What Jem did was something I'd do as a matter of course had I not been under Atticus's interdict, which I assumed included not fighting horrible old ladies.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
interdict = orders not to do some things
  • The only punishments which the political tribunals can inflict are removal, or the interdiction of public functions for the future.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Mordred attacked; the Bishop of Canterbury dropped down on him with the Interdict.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Ali then entered bringing coffee and chibouques; as to M. Baptistin, this portion of the building was interdicted to him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • What we were supposed to be doing was what they called an interdiction number.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • When he has given distinct proof of being a philosopher, you will raise your interdict.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The remark does not interdict the further saying, if his scruples had been ever so extreme, not improbably he would at this time have smothered them.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • But the names of saints are not interdicted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This could be the beginning of a conventional war against NATO, its first step being interdiction of the sea lines of communication.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • But in this case the political interdict is a consequence of the sentence, and not the sentence itself.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • A freebie from the road gods, a car like this will make a great undercover vehicle for drug interdiction.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Close to retrieval circle and interdict!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • What, bury him despite the interdict?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Closer to the ship, occasional vague, reptilian shapes would blunder into the interdiction field, cry out, and then crash away through indigo mists.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Pansy was as ready for a dance as ever; she was not of a generalising turn and had not extended to other pleasures the interdict she had seen placed on those of love.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Pansy was as ready for a dance as ever; she was not of a generalising turn and had not extended to other pleasures the interdict she had seen placed on those of love.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • In the meantime the host and his wife hurried down with lamps into the cellar, which had so long been interdicted to them and where a frightful spectacle awaited them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In September, with the help of Winnie's lawyers, I brought an urgent application for an interdict against the local Brandfort security police to restrain them from harassing my daughter.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It gratified Mrs. Penniman to be able to feel conscientiously that this scene virtually removed the interdict which Catherine had placed upon her further communion with Morris Townsend.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Pennsylvania and North Carolina are the two which contain the interdiction in these words: "As standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, THEY OUGHT NOT to be kept up."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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