1 an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
2 a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity [syn: interdiction]
1 destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication
2 command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" [syn: forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto, disallow] [ant: permit, permit]
EtymologyFrom Old English enterditen (to place under a church ban), from Old French entredit (forbid), from Latin interdicere, from Latin inter- (between) + dicere, from Indo-European deik-.
- To forbid by church or legal sanction.
- To damage, interrupt or destroy enemy lines of communication.
- (Roman Catholic) to exclude a person or geographical area from participation in church symbolism and services.
- To exclude from church sacraments including burial.
- To invoke a prohibition against contact with another.
QuotationsChristian Science Monitor: "...the role of the FBI in interdicting spies attempting to pass US secrets to the Soviet Union".
The term Interdict may refer to:
- Court order enforcing or prohibiting a certain action
- Injunction, such as a restraining order
- Interdict (Roman Catholic Church), an ecclesiastical penalty which (temporarily) bars a specific person or group of people from receiving the sacraments
- Air interdiction, a military tactic
- Interdiction, to attack enemy resupply lines.
- Interdiction (law enforcement) activity
- In Science Fiction, the use of technology to prevent a ship from jumping into Hyperspace
interdict in German: Interdikt
interdict in French: Interdit
interdict in Italian: Interdizione
interdict in Slovenian: Interdikt
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