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Prohibit British article (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ban

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Here is my best explanation:

'prohibit' is the definition.

(banning is a kind of prohibiting)

'british article' is the subsidiary indication.

'british' becomes 'b' (abbreviation e.g. in 'BBC').

'article' becomes 'an' (example of the part-of-speech).

'b'+'an'='ban'

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for ban that I've seen before include "the calling of young vassals", "Hungarian governor < to forbid", "Prohibit", "Outlaw", "Bar, prohibition", "Proscribe", "outlaw", "Veto", "'Forbid, prohibit (3)'" and "Prohibition".)

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