Definitions of "embargo"
  1. A command from the government that disallows commercial ships from leaving its ports
  2. A legally imposed restriction on trade activities
  3. An instruction issued by a public regulatory agency or common carrier that prevents or limits the transportation of goods
  4. The act of implementing a restriction on commerce or transportation activities
How to use "embargo" in a sentence
  1. The government had to impose an embargo on all commercial shipping from its ports due to the national threat.
  2. As per the new law, an embargo was placed on the trade activities in the interest of national security.
  3. Findings revealed that the common carrier has the legal right to enforce an embargo on the freight transportation.

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