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American English: /ˌproʊ(h)əˈbɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌprəʊhɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/
, /prəʊɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of prohibition in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (act)
    Example sentences
    • Turvey has long argued against drug prohibition, yet he increasingly applauds and encourages enforcement measures.
    • I'd like to promote elimination of drug prohibition.
    • The one on drug prohibition was also very important to me.
  • 2 countable (ban) they placed a prohibition on the importation of luxury goods
    prohibieron la importación de artículos suntuarios
    Example sentences
    • The prohibition on retroactive penal legislation is linked to the right to a fair trial, as it is irrevocably an example of an unfair trial.
    • The prohibition on ‘common law’ crimes is a good thing even though injustice can result.
    • Similarly, many prohibitions of the criminal law are morally neutral.
  • 3
    also: Prohibition
    (in US history) (no article)
    la Ley seca
    la Prohibición
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Cultural Note: Prohibition

El período desde 1919 a 1933, durante el cual estaba prohibido en EEUU fabricar o vender alcohol o bebidas alcohólicas. La prohibición fue una medida muy impopular y resultaba demasiado oneroso hacer cumplir la ley. Por otra parte, hizo ganar una fortuna a gángsters como Al Capone que fabricaban y vendían alcohol en forma clandestina.