- prohibition party,
- project note
Origin of prohibitive
Examples from the Web for prohibitive
That broad offense aside, the fact is that for many women these costs are prohibitive.
The cost of support and health care and insurance without SSI or Medicaid is prohibitive even for very wealthy families.
Every time the government raises environmental standards, industry leaders whine that the cost will be prohibitive.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prices can be prohibitive, with houses selling for between $15 million and $20 million.
The prohibitive favorite to win this year's Best Director Oscar is none other than Alfonso Cuarón—and with good reason.Alfonso Cuarón On ‘Gravity,’ Creationists, and Bonding with Sandra Bullock Over Divorce|Marlow Stern|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But these are prohibitive in price, and at the present writing the cheapest place is about forty dollars per week.The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson
But because marriage has many cares and responsibilities, is that a prohibitive reason against embracing it?What Shall I Be?|Rev. Francis Cassily
Here at prices which, except that it is a campaign, would be prohibitive, you can purchase food and drink.On the Heels of De Wet|The Intelligence Officer
This weapon is prohibitive on account of its recoil, and few, if any, sportsmen now care to carry one.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
Where tent floors are found to be prohibitive, tents must be pitched over dry, well drained ground.Campward Ho!|Unknown
less commonly prohibitory (prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
c.1600, "having the quality of prohibiting," from prohibit + -ive, or else from French prohibitif (16c.), from Late Latin prohibit-, past participle stem of prohibere. Of prices, rates, etc., "so high as to prevent use," it is from 1886. Related: Prohibitively.