Embargoed



[em-bahr-goh] /ɛmˈbɑr goʊ/

noun, plural embargoes.
1.
an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports.
2.
an injunction from a government commerce agency to refuse freight for shipment, as in case of congestion or insufficient facilities.
3.
any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict.
4.
a restraint or hindrance; prohibition.
verb (used with object), embargoed, embargoing.
5.
to impose an embargo on.
/ɛmˈbɑːɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -goes
1.
a government order prohibiting the departure or arrival of merchant ships in its ports
2.
any legal stoppage of commerce: an embargo on arms shipments
3.
a restraint, hindrance, or prohibition
verb (transitive) -goes, -going, -goed
4.
to lay an embargo upon
5.
to seize for use by the state
n.

1590s, from Spanish embargo “seizure, embargo,” noun of action from embargar “restrain impede,” from Vulgar Latin *imbarricare, from in- “into, upon” (see in- (2)) + *barra (see bar (n.1)). As a verb, from 1640s. Related: Embargoed.

A governmental restriction on trade for political purposes. The objective is to put pressure on other governments by prohibiting exports to or imports from those countries.

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