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Definition of EMBARGO

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Embargo \Em*bar"go\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embargoed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embargoing}.] To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Embargo \Em*bar"go\, n.; pl. {Embargoes}. [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See {Bar}.] An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail. [1913 Webster]

     Note: If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil embargo. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "embargo": Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, ban, bar, bar out, barrier, barring, block, blockade, blockage, boycott, cease, cessation, check, circumscription, contraband, count out, cut off, debar, debarment, debarring, demarcation, denial, deny, disallow, disallowance, enjoin, exception, exclude, exclude from, exclusion, forbid, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, freeze out, hinder, hindrance, hold back, hold up, ignore, impede, impediment, inadmissibility, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, inhibit, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, keep out, law, leave out, lock out, lockout, narrowing, no-no, nonadmission, omission, omit, ostracize, outlaw, pass over, preclude, preclusion, prevent, prevention, prohibit, prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription, refusal, refuse, reject, rejection, relegate, relegation, repress, repression, repudiate, repudiation, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction, restrictive covenants, retard, rule out, ruling out, say no to, send to Coventry, shut out, statute, stop, stoppage, sumptuary laws, suppress, suppression, taboo, zoning, zoning laws


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