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Definition of INTERDICT

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Interdict \In`ter*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interdicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interdicting}.] [OE. entrediten to forbid communion, L. interdicere, interdictum. See {Interdict}, n.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To forbid; to prohibit or debar; as, to interdict intercourse with foreign nations. [1913 Webster]

              Charged not to touch the interdicted tree. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Eccl.) To lay under an interdict; to cut off from the enjoyment of religious privileges, as a city, a church, an individual. [1913 Webster]

              An archbishop may not only excommunicate and interdict his suffragans, but his vicar general may do the same.                          --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

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

Interdict \In"ter*dict`\, n. [OE. entredit, enterdit, OF. entredit, F. interdit, fr. L. interdictum, fr. interdicere to interpose, prohibit; inter between + dicere to say. See {Diction}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A prohibitory order or decree; a prohibition. [1913 Webster]

              These are not fruits forbidden; no interdict Defends the touching of these viands pure. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. (R. C. Ch.) A prohibition of the pope, by which the clergy or laymen are restrained from performing, or from attending, divine service, or from administering the offices or enjoying the privileges of the church. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Scots Law) An order of the court of session, having the like purpose and effect with a writ of injunction out of chancery in England and America. [1913 Webster]

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

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