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prohibition

Pronunciation: /ˌprəʊəˈbɪʃən; ˌprəʊhɪˈbɪʃən/

Translation of prohibition in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (act) prohibición (feminine)
    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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (ban) prohibición (feminine) 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.
    1.3
    (Prohibition)
    (in US history) (no article/sin artículo) la Ley seca, la Prohibición

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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.