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interdict n

1 : something that prohibits
2 : one that has been interdicted compare ward
[in-tər-dikt] vt 1 in the civil law of Louisiana
: to deprive (a person) of the right to care for one's own person or affairs because of mental incapacity compare commit, curator, tutor
2 : to authoritatively prohibit or bar (an act or conduct)
3 : to intercept or cut off (as a drug shipment) by force

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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