Writ of prohibition(Law), a writ issued by a superior tribunal, directed to an inferior court, commanding the latter to cease from the prosecution of a suit depending before it. Blackstone.

By ellipsis, prohibition is used for the writ itself.

(Pro`hi*bi"tion*ist), n.

1. One who favors prohibitory duties on foreign goods in commerce; a protectionist.

2. One who favors the prohibition of the sale (or of the sale and manufacture) of alcoholic liquors as beverages.

(Pro*hib"it*ive), a. [Cf. F. prohibitif.] That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive.

(Pro*hib"it*o*ry) a. [L. prohibitorius.] Tending to prohibit, forbid, or exclude; implying prohibition; forbidding; as, a prohibitory law; a prohibitory price.

Prohibitory index. (R. C. Ch.) See under Index.

(Proin) v. t. [See Prune to trim.] To lop; to trim; to prune; to adorn. [Obs.] Chaucer.

The sprigs that did about it grow
He proined from the leafy arms.

(Proin), v. i. To employed in pruning. [Obs.]

(Proj"ect) n. [OF. project, F. projet, fr. L. projectus, p. p. of projicere to project; pro forward + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Projet.]

1. The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth. [Obs.] Holland.

2. That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.

Vented much policy, and projects deep.

Projects of happiness devised by human reason.

He entered into the project with his customary ardor.

3. An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.

Syn. — Design; scheme; plan; purpose. — Project, Design. A project is something of a practical nature thrown out for consideration as to its being done. A design is a project when matured and settled, as a thing to be accomplished. An ingenious man has many projects, but, if governed by sound sense, will be slow in forming them into designs. See also Scheme.

Prohibiter to Proll

(Pro*hib"it*er) n. One who prohibits or forbids; a forbidder; an interdicter.

(Pro`hi*bi"tion) n. [L. prohibitio: cf. F. prohibition.]

1. The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.

The law of God, in the ten commandments, consists mostly of prohibitions.

2. Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.

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