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ACTION, PROHIBITORY, civil law. An action instituted to avoid a sale on account of some Vice or defect in the thing sold which readers it either absolutely useless, or its use so inconvenient and, imperfect, that it must be, supposed the buyer would not have purchased it, had he known of the vice. Civ. Code of Louis. art. 2496.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The anti-kickback statute prohibits purposeful remuneration to induce or reward referrals of items or services payable by a federal health care program.
On November 22, 2004, the OCC served upon Respondent a Notice of Intention to Prohibit Further Participation and Notice of Charges for Restitution ("Notice") that sought, inter alia, an order of prohibition against Respondent based on his actions of stealing funds while employed by PNC and Mellon.
Poultry feed may legally contain protein that is prohibited in ruminant feed, such as bovine meat and bone meal.
The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (1) prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, or transfer of biological weapons agents (microbial pathogens and toxins) for other than peaceful purposes and any devices used to deliver these agents.[1] The convention was the first treaty to outlaw the development and possession of an entire category of weapons, and the first to outlaw any weapon of mass destruction.
Forty-seven of the 50 states prohibit former convicts from voting in some measure.
The Congressionally approved legislation also would prohibit legal-services agencies from accepting court-awarded legal fees, thus depriving these agencies of about another $15 million a year, according to Adam Goldberg, a government-relations specialist for the Legal Services Corporation.
At the district level, policies that prohibit student tobacco use vary by where and when they apply (Table 2).
* Prohibit the illegal use of drugs and the use of alcohol at the workplace by all employees;
* Discourage or prohibit bike use on trails that are already crowded with hikers and where environmental damage is imminent (bogs, sand dunes, etc.).
Life insurance and certain collectibles are the only prohibited investments.