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1‘they breached an interdict banning them from organizing mass pickets’
prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription, interdiction, embargo, moratorium, injunction, restraining order
British exclusion order
1‘the Portuguese interdicted all foreign commerce’
prohibit, forbid, ban, bar, veto, proscribe, make illegal, place an embargo on, embargo, disallow, debar, outlaw, stop, put a stop to, put an end to, block, suppress
enjoin, estop, restrain
2‘efforts to interdict the flow of heroin’
intercept, stop, head off, cut off
North American obstruct, impede, interrupt, block, check, detain
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