Taboo

A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies. The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to strong prohibitions relati...
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Taboo

(1) In anthropology, a taboo is a socially prohibited activity. For instance, in classical Greek cul
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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

[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

• (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

tabu adjective forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
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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

[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

[game] Taboo is a word guessing party game published by Hasbro in 1989. The objective of the game is for a player to have their partners guess the word on the player`s card without using the word itself or five additional words listed on the card. The game is similar to Catch Phrase, also from Hasbro, in which a player tries to get his or h...
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Taboo

[group] Taboo was a Eurodance group formed in Germany. It was created by producers Nico Dee-Brunetti and Piero Brunetti. They released one single, `I Dream of You Tonight (Bab Ba Ba Bab)`. It peaked at number 92 on the German Singles Chart and reached number-one on the RPM Dance Chart in Canada. ==Discography== ===Singles=== ...
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Taboo

[musical] Taboo is a stage musical with a book by Mark Davies Markham (extensively rewritten for the Broadway production by Charles Busch), lyrics by Boy George, and music by George, John Themis, Richie Stevens and Kevan Frost. Set in an abandoned London warehouse, the partly imagined story of a group of club `names` set in the location of ...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Taboo is a light, refreshing drink bursting with flavour, made from an intriguing blend of white win
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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

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

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