Friday, July 06, 2007

Definition: Embargo

~Some people don't seem to think this applies to them (re leaked contents of the document).

em·bar·go (m-bärg)
n. pl. em·bar·goes
3. A prohibition; a ban:
tr.v. em·bar·goed, em·bar·go·ing, em·bar·goes
To impose an embargo on.

[Spanish, from embargar, to impede, from Vulgar Latin *imbarricre, to barricade : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Vulgar Latin *barricre, to barricade (from *barrca, barrel, barrier, from *barra, bar, barrier).]
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