Adjective "interdicted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An authoritative prohibition.
  1. 'A mother could, however, take out an interdict to stop the test by arguing it was not in the child's interests - and this is where a major ethical minefield opens up.'
  2. 'An interim interdict banning the newspaper from describing the behaviour of the prince and other royals was awarded at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.'
  3. 'Collins responded by gaining an interim interdict against the committee.'
  4. 'Macdonald has tried, unsuccessfully, in the recent past to win interdicts to prove its case.'
  5. 'The university on Friday obtained an interim interdict prohibiting students from damaging property and harassing other students or staff members.'
  6. 'The company responded by getting a court interdict prohibiting any strikes related to the suspension of the shop stewards by the union.'
  7. 'During that hearing, Dawson upheld an interdict sought by James challenging the right for the children's hearing to go ahead.'
  8. 'For the past half-century, his St. John's squads have been guided by an odd set of interdicts.'
  9. 'The court says it extended the interdict to give the applicant a chance to file a replying affidavit.'
  10. 'Or perhaps we don't really appreciate what went on behind the scenes - perhaps the deputy minister had to bring an urgent interdict to find out what was going on in Pakistan.'
  11. 'She said her daughter, who had been severely beaten by Sampson, had sought at least four interdicts or restraining orders to prevent him from injuring her or approaching her or her mother's home.'
  12. 'When the paper refused, the Lord Advocate sought an interdict against the Scotsman itself.'
  13. 'a papal interdict'
  14. 'While city officials prosecuted those who had been arrested, Fenwick placed the church under interdict, effectively closing it for two weeks.'
  15. 'The church reacted to them ‘with interdict, excommunication, and anathema.’'
  16. 'In 1208, the year the pope launched a brutal crusade upon the heretics of Albi in the south of France, he placed King John under interdict, and in the following year excommunicated him and his kingdom.'
  17. 'Uncoupled from Christian myth or meaning matrix, the interdict imposed on the murderer is one of primitive annulment.'
  18. 'In 1148 he incurred Stephen's wrath by attending a papal council at Rheims and retorted with an interdict which was little regarded.'


Prohibit or forbid (something)
  1. 'It has set up a multilateral Proliferation Security Initiative to interdict weapons, with France and Germany among the eight European participants.'
  2. 'These hostile pictures of psychiatry and especially of shock therapy led to the legislation that interdicted ECT in California in 1973 and Texas in 1993, and regulated its use in other states.'
  3. 'In regard to reproductive cloning, Guenin maintains that because the FDA has effectively interdicted the practice, the likely incidence in the U.S. is nil.'
  4. 'The Japanese naval ships, or battleships or whatever, cannot interdict ships of other countries on the high sea.'
  5. 'In praising China's cooperation on terrorism, Bush noted that China has shared intelligence with the US and interdicted financing of terrorist organizations.'
  6. 'Islâm has interdicted this form of investment.'
  7. 'That has meant that our ability to be proactive, to try to interdict terrorist activities before they struck has been limited.'
  8. 'Proposed measures include interdicting shipments of such weapons on the high seas.'
  9. 'He is under pressure to eradicate the crop, not interdict the trade.'
  10. 'The day before yesterday, the US partially closed the border with Jordan, interdicting the entry of men between the ages of 20 and 45.'
  11. 'I have not been interdicted from consuming alcoholic beverages'
  12. 'Judge Sandi said no prejudice would be caused to him by the order interdicting him from practising as he could not in any event do so without a legitimate fidelity fund certificate.'
  13. 'Police on Monday used stun grenades to disperse students who blocked the main Alice road outside the campus after the university obtained a court order interdicting unregistered students from coming onto the campus.'
Intercept and prevent the movement of (a prohibited commodity or person)
  1. 'As commander in chief, the president (working through the secretary of defense and others) must wield his executive power to hunt down, interdict, arrest, or kill the nation's enemies.'
  2. 'On the operational level, Bulgaria has made great strides in interdicting drugs and dismantling counterfeit currency operations.'
  3. 'We hope that we have improved capacity to interdict, to make difficult, to disrupt and prevent terrorism.'
  4. 'We've interdicted, and our allies have helped us arrest people.'
  5. 'The A109s’ role is to interdict high-speed smuggling vessels and they are armed with machine guns.'
  6. 'For instance, influencing or interdicting one key player could disrupt an adversary's decision-making capability.'
  7. 'The Germans must move to Sweden to block any Russian move there while the army can be used in any fashion to interdict or disrupt Russian operations.'
  8. 'This is the most critical work of counter-terrorism: gathering intelligence about the enemy that enables you to detect and interdict him before he can put his plan into action.'
  9. 'How did you interdict rebel supply lines/lines of communication?'
  10. 'Indian artillery barrages that year interdicted Pakistani troop movements and thwarted the original invasion plans.'
  11. 'For example, a friendly higher echelon may have interdicted the enemy formation we expected to see.'
  12. 'Military history is rich with scenarios in which ground convoy routes have been interdicted by enemy activity and closed until the threat was cleared.'
  13. 'Thereafter final Allied victory was only a matter of time, as sea and air forces interdicted German supply lines and Allied materiel poured in at astonishing rates.'

More definitions

1. Civil Law. any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.

2. Roman Catholic Church. a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts.

3. Roman Law. a general or special order of the Roman praetor forbidding or commanding an act, especially in cases involving disputed possession. verb (used with object)

4. to forbid; prohibit.

5. Ecclesiasti

More examples(as adjective)

"bubbles can be interdicted."


(interdict)Middle English entredite (in the ecclesiastical sense), from Old French entredit, from Latin interdictum, past participle of interdicere ‘interpose, forbid by decree’, from inter- ‘between’ + dicere ‘say’. The spelling change in the 16th century was due to association with the Latin form.