Embargo

Definition of Embargo

Em`bar´go
n.1.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.
v. t.1.To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; - said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
[imp. & p. p. Embargoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Embargoing.]

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