taboo

[adj] - forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands 2. [n] - a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature 3. [n] - an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion 4. [v] - declare as sacred
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Taboo

Ta·boo' noun A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, -- an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction. [ Written also tabu .]
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Taboo

Ta·boo' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tabooed ; present participle & verbal noun Tabooing .] To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set a
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Taboo

Ta·boo' adjective [ Written also tapu .] [ Polynesian tabu , tapu , sacred, under restriction, a prohibition.] Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalt
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taboo

Any negative tradition or behaviour that is generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and forbidden within a cultural or social group. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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taboo

tabu adjective forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
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taboo

tabu noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
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taboo

tabu noun a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
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taboo

(tă-boo´) any of the negative traditions, objects, or behaviors generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and therefore prohibited. excluded from use; prohibited.
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Taboo

• (a.) Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalties; interdicted; as, food, places, words, customs, etc., may be taboo. • (v. t.) To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach t
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taboo

the prohibition of an action or the use of an object based on ritualistic distinctions of them either as being sacred and consecrated or as being ... [23 related articles]
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Taboo

[Don Omar song] `Taboo` is the second single from Don Omar`s collaborative album Meet the Orphans released in January 24, 2011 through Universal Latino. The song is re-adapted version from Los Kjarkas`s song `Llorando se fue` most commonly known for its use in Kaoma`s 1989 hit single `Lambada` fused with Latin beats. The song peaked at numb
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Taboo

[1922 play] Taboo is a play first performed in 1922, written by Mary Hoyt Wiborg. It is set on a plantation in Louisiana before the American Civil War and in Africa. It opened on April 4, 1922 in the Sam Harris Theater, Harlem. It starred Margaret Wycherly, the only white member of the cast, Paul Robeson, other African American actors, and
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Taboo

[2002 film] ==Plot== A lone castle, three women, three men and a game taboo, Elizabeth initiates it. Everyone has to answer a tricky question with `yes` or `no`, for example, admit to a vice erotic nature. Everything is anonymous so it seems, a year later they meet again in the castle, which is now owned by Christian, became the sole heir o
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Taboo

[book] Taboo is a monograph based on a series of lectures by Franz Steiner, now considered to be a classic in the field of social anthropology. The volume was published posthumously, edited by Steiner`s student Laura Bohannan, and the first edition, brought out in 1956, contained a preface by his mentor E. E. Evans-Pritchard. The lectures a
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Taboo

[Kumi Koda song] Taboo (stylized as TABOO) is the 41st single released in by Kumi Koda. The single was released on October 8, 2008, in time for Halloween, and contained the title track, its remix, the B-side Always, and instrumentals for both tracks. The Playroom special edition of the CD contained an alternate front cover, and was speciall
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Taboo

[comics] Taboo most notably serialized Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell`s From Hell. It also featured work by Moebius, Chester Brown, Neil Gaiman, Dave Sim, Michael Zulli, and Charles Vess, as well as Moore & Melinda Gebbie`s Lost Girls. == Publication history == Each issue of Taboo was at least one hundred pages long, featuring many stories p
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Taboo

[TV series] Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into `taboo` rituals and traditions practiced in some societies, yet forbidden and illegal in others. Each hour long episode details a specific topic, such as marriage or initiation rituals, and
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taboo

taboo or tabu (both: tăbOO', tu–) , prohibition of an act or the use of an object or word under pain of punishment. Originally a Polynesian word, taboo can apply to the sacred or consecrated or to the dangerous, unclean, and forbidden. A taboo can be placed on an object, person, plac...
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Taboo

Taboo (tabu, tapu) is a Polynesian word meaning 'thou shall not....'. It is a system of prohibitions and an elaborate code of things which may not be done, touched or approached.
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taboo

Type: Term Pronunciation: tă-bū′ Definitions: 1. Restricted, prohibited, or forbidden; set apart for religious or ceremonial purposes.
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taboo

Prohibition applied to magical and religious objects. In psychology and the social sciences the term refers to practices that are generally prohibited because of religious or social pressures; for example, incest is forbidden in most societies
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Taboo

[drink] Taboo is a fruit-flavoured spirit made in the UK. Its main ingredients are vodka, white wine and exotic fruit juices. Its alcohol content is 14.9% (29.8 proof). Taboo was first put out on the market in 1988 by drinks company First Drink. However after a honeymoon period for the product up until the early 1990s the company spent very
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Taboo

[Wildstorm] Taboo is the name of a fictional character from the Wildstorm universe that first appeared in Backlash #1 in 1994, she quickly became a major supporting character in the series and Backlash`s main love interest. ==Fictional character biography== Born in Queens, New York, Amanda Reed`s mother died when she was still young. Her fa
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Taboo

[Buck-Tick album] Taboo is the fourth studio album by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick. It was released on cassette, CD and as a two-record vinyl set (one is a blank picture disc) on January 18, 1989 through Victor Entertainment. Taboo was digitally remastered and re-released on September 19, 2002, with two bonus tracks. It was remastered a
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