forbid-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: command against or prohibit something

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[human]] FORBID NP2[patient[animate]] (PP{P NP[predicate]}) NP1[agent[human]] FORBID NP2[patient[inanimate]]
NOTE: [human] also includes collectives of human entities such as commitees, church, lawmakers etc.

The church forbade the bishops from giving the emperors the title
Marcus Aurelius forbade the condemnation of criminals to be gladiators.
Italy forbids the sale of soft drinks in elementary schools.

VerbNet: forbid-67-1
FrameNet: Prohibiting,Deny_permission
PropBank: forbid.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: hinder or make impossible

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[abstract]] FORBID NP2[patient[animate]] (PP{P NP[predicate]}) NP1[agent[abstract]] FORBID NP2[patient[inanimate]]

Justice absolutely forbade the killing of anything that had life.
Canon 7 forbids the exaction of a sum of money for the burial of
the dead.

VerbNet: forbid-67-1
FrameNet: Prohibiting
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2