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in Scotland, an order of a court prohibiting conduct. Only in certain occasions may it have a positive effect. See INJUNCTION.

INTERDICT, civil Among the Romans it was an ordinance of the praetor, which forbade or enjoined the parties in a suit to do something particularly specified, until it should be decided definitely who had the right in relation to it. Like an injunction, the interdict was merely personal in its effects and it had also another similarity to it, by being temporary or perpetual. Dig. 43, 1, 1, 3, and 4. See Story, E Jur. 865; Halif. Civ. Law, ch. 6 Vicat, Vocab. h. v.; Hein. Elem. Pand. Ps. 6, Sec. 285. Vide Injunction.

INTERDICT, OR INTERDICTION, eccles. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which divine services are prohibited either to particular persons or particular places. These tyrannical edicts, issued by ecclesiastical powers, have never been in force in the United States.

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He served me with an interdiction letter without even reading my written defence.'
Cuba's intensive security presence and interdiction efforts have kept supply down and prevented traffickers from establishing a foothold.
From January to August 2012, approximately 105,018 kilograms of cocaine valued at $2.1 billion--and 15,920 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $15 million--have been disrupted through interdiction, according to Draves.
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This article presents a concept that the Chemical Corps can use to meet NMS-CWMD guidelines and to contribute to joint interdiction operations.
It will examine the current state of interdiction policy; provide historical and forward-looking justifications for change; explore why change has not occurred; and, finally, advocate a politically realistic path for reform.
Second, the PSI provides participating countries with opportunities to improve national capabilities and authorities to conduct interdictions. A robust PSI exercise program allows participants [to] increase their interoperability, improve interdiction decision-making processes, and enhance the interdiction capacities and readiness of all participating states.
The drop in interdictions, however, does not reflect the change of leadership in Cuba, where an ailing Fidel Castro temporarily turned over power to brother Raul in July.
This was a difficult--and, as it turned out, frustrating--tacit admission by the United States that it needs a UN mandate to legitimize high-seas PSI interdictions.
While the PSI's Statement of Interdiction Principles (4) only expressly deals with interdictions within waters or upon vessels under member states' jurisdiction, the So San incident illustrates that intercepting shipments is sometimes only practical in international waters.
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