[ fer-bid-ns, fawr- ]
/ fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr- /


the act of forbidding.
the state of being forbidden.

Origin of forbiddance

First recorded in 1600–10; forbid + -ance

Example sentences from the Web for forbiddance

  • Tis but exceeding seldom I do aught wrong, and then mostly because I am teased with forbiddance of the same.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest |Emily Sarah Holt
  • It seemed, as she spoke it, introduced simply to add peremptoriness to her forbiddance.

    The Tenants of Malory |Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu