interdict: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n.in'tur-dikt"v.in"tur-dikt'), [key]
- any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.
- a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts.
- a general or special order of the Roman praetor forbidding or commanding an act, esp. in cases involving disputed possession.
- to forbid; prohibit.
- to cut off authoritatively from certain ecclesiastical functions and privileges.
- to impede by steady bombardment: Constant air attacks interdicted the enemy's advance.
- interdict (Thesaurus)