Enclosure vs Prohibition - What's the difference?

enclosure | prohibition |


As a noun enclosure

is (countable) something enclosed, ie inserted into a letter or similar package.

As a proper noun prohibition is

(history) any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal.

enclosure

Alternative forms

* inclosure

Noun

  • (countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
  • There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.
  • (uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
  • ''The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.
  • (countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
  • He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.
    The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.
    The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure .
  • (uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
  • The enclosure of public land is against the law.
    The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.
    At first, untrained horses resist enclosure .
  • (uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.
  • Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure .
  • The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.
  • Usage notes

    * For more on the spelling of this word, see (m).

    prohibition

    Noun

  • An act of prohibiting]], forbidding, disallowing, or [[proscribe, proscribing something.
  • A law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Antonyms

    * permission