[proh-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


Origin of prohibitory

First recorded in 1585–95, prohibitory is from the Latin word prohibitōrius restraining. See prohibit, -tory1
Related formspro·hib·i·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·pro·hib·i·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·pro·hib·i·to·ry, adjective
Can be confusedprohibitive prohibitory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for prohibitory

antagonistic, confining, opposed, prohibitive, prohibitory

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