In ecclesiastical law. A writ issuing from a superior ecclesiastical court, forbidding an inferior judge to pro- ceed further in a cause pending before him. In this sense it is closely analogous to the writ of prohibition at common law. Also the command of a bishop or ecclesiastical judge that a clergyman shall cease from taking any duty. In Scotch, law. A species of diligence or process by which a debtor is prohibited from contracting any debt which may become a burden on his heritable property, in competition with the creditor at whose instance the inhibition is taken out: and from granting any deed of alienation, etc., to the prejudice of the creditor. Brande. In the civil law. A prohibition which the law makes or a judge ordains to an indi- vidual. Hallifax, Civil Law, p. 120.
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