- Interdict In"ter*dict`, n. [OE. entredit, enterdit, OF.
entredit, F. interdit, fr. L. interdictum, fr. interdicere to
interpose, prohibit; inter between + dicere to say. See
1. A prohibitory order or decree; a prohibition.
2. (R. C. Ch.) A prohibition of the pope, by which the clergy or laymen are restrained from performing, or from attending, divine service, or from administering the offices or enjoying the privileges of the church. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.