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taboo

 [tah-boo´]
1. any of the negative traditions, objects, or behaviors generally regarded as harmful to social welfare and therefore prohibited.
2. excluded from use; prohibited.

ta·boo

, tabu (tă-bū'),
Restricted, prohibited, or forbidden; set apart for religious or ceremonial purposes.
[Tongan, set apart]

taboo

[təbo̅o̅′]
something that is forbidden by a society as unacceptable or improper. Incest is a taboo common to many societies.

taboo

Sociology A culture-specific ban on certain actions–eg, adultery among intimate friends, behaviors–eg, incest and thoughts, the abrogation of which results in reproof, persecution, or exile by members of the group

ta·boo

, tabu (tab-ū')
Restricted, prohibited, or forbidden; set apart for religious or ceremonial purposes.
[Tongan, set apart]
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