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noun
  1. A papal decree prohibiting the administration of the sacraments from a political entity under the power of a single person (e.g., a king or an oligarchy with similar powers). Exteme unction/Anointing of the sick are excepted.
verb
  1. (transitive) To forbid by church or legal sanction.
  2. (transitive) To damage, interrupt or destroy enemy lines of communication.
  3. (transitive) (Roman Catholic) to exclude a person or geographical area from participation in church symbolism and services.
  4. (transitive) To exclude from church sacraments including burial.
  5. To invoke a prohibition against contact with another.
Etymology: From Old English enterditen (to place under a church ban), from Old French entredit (forbid), from Latin interd√Ącere (prohibit), from Latin inter- (between) + d√Ącere (to say), from Indo-European deik-<ref name="heritage">(R:American Heritage 2000, interdiction)</ref>.


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