Definition

Embargo

Embargo is the total ban on importing specific products or a total halt to trading with a particular country.


Embargo legislation that prohibits firms from importing some or all of the products made in a given country.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Embargo
- An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.
2. Embargo
- To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
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