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.
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 apart as a sanctuary for criminals.
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.
a prohibition or restriction that results from tradition or custom.
A more that is so strong that its violation is considered to be extremely offensive and even unmentionable.
a form of behavior considered so deviant by the majority, that to speak of it publicly is condemned, and almost entirely avoided
A sexual practice that is considered to be contrary to common decency or "off limits" in a particular society.