|1.||The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.|
|2.||(Physiol.) A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or enzyme, etc.; |
|3.||(Law) A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.|
|4.||(Chem., Biochem.) The reduction in rate or stopping of a chemical or biochemical reaction, due to interaction with a chemical agent.|
|Noun||1.||inhibition - (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires|
|2.||inhibition - the quality of being inhibited|
|3.||inhibition - (physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part; "the inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve"|
|4.||inhibition - the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); "they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter"; "a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages"; "he ignored his parents' forbiddance"|
INHIBITION, Scotch law,. A personal prohibition which passes by letters
under the signet, prohibiting the party inhibited to contract any debt, or
do . any deed, by which any part of the lands may be aliened or carried off,
in prejudice of the creditor inhibiting. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. B. 2, t. 11, s.
2. See Diligences.
2. In the civil law, the prohibition which the law makes, or a judge ordains to an individual, is called inhibition.