What is INTERDICTION?

In French law. Every person who, on account of insanity, has become incapable of controlling his own interests, can be put under the control of a guardian, who shall administer his affairs with the same effect as he might himself. Such a person is said to be "intcrdit," and bis status is described as "interdiction." Arg. Fr. Merc. Law, 562. In the civil law. A judicial decree, by which a person is deprived of the cxcrcisc of his civil rights. In international law. An "interdiction of commercial intercourse" between two countries is a governmental prohibition of commercial intercourse, intended to bring about an entire cessation for the time being of all trade whatever. See The Edward, 1 Wheat. 272, 4 L. Ed. 86.

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